During Rivera's tenure, Carolina has produced 28 Pro Bowl and 18 All-Pro picks, including three in 2017: linebacker Luke Kuechly (Pro Bowl and first team All-Pro), guard Andrew Norwell (first team All-Pro) and tackle Daryl Williams (second team All-Pro).
During a period of uncertainty in Carolina, the Panthers have made things a little more certain. Both lost a Super Bowl but Rivera is in a rare position, getting the Panthers to the playoffs four times in five years. They reached the Super Bowl in the 2015 season.
The deal is expected to be finalized before the Panthers' game at New Orleans on Sunday and could be announced Saturday.
On the field, the Panthers have been fairly consistent outside of a disappointing 6-10 season a year ago.
And Rivera has earned more time at the helm. Carolina is ranked seventh in defense this season.
Carolina's offense has finished in the top 10 in the National Football League in yards rushing per game in six of the past seven seasons, including a fourth-place mark this season at 131.4 yards per game. And I really appreciate the support we've gotten from our fans in the Carolinas. It doesn't mean Rivera knows he'll be the Panthers' coach through 2020. The Chicago Bears, for whom Rivera both played and coached, are among the teams searching.
Mad Catz Is Returning This Year
Lastly, the F.R.E.Q. 4 gaming headset implements high-quality 40mm neodymium drivers and includes a metal plated. Now, just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 next week, Mad Catz is back from the dead.
Watch out for falling temps - and falling iguanas
Although they do a great job of playing dead, they're still very much alive and are simply too cold to move. To save an Iguana, or not to save an Iguana ? Another animal affected by the cold does need saving.
'Coach' Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86
Van Dyke was also known for his role on " Coach " where he played Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam. " Coach " co-star Craig T. Jerry Van Dyke was a well-known comedian who performed at various military bases and appeared on television programs.
BuzzAngle Music: 2017 Music Consumption Up 12.8%
Physical sales declined only 7%, while vinyl sales grew by 20.1% over 2016 and now comprises 10.4% of all physical album sales. Nielsen also cites a 72 percent increase in streaming in 2017, which likely contributed to rap's dominance.
Special teams spark Falcons past Rams
The Rams had a streak of 10 straight losing seasons, but turned things around under first-year coach Sean McVay . There hasn't been a significant drop in several categories from 2016, but they're far worse in the red zone.
North Dakota State earns football, financial respect
The 2018 opener is against FBS North Carolina State, which is coming off a nine-win season plus a Sun Bowl victory. But cornerback Marquise Bridges picked off Schorr at the 3-yard line and NDSU still had the lead.