The Carolina Panthers will play three nationally-televised games, and six games against playoff teams from last season.
Two of the three nationally televised games will be played in Charlotte. The games are Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 21, and a Thursday night matchup against NFC South Division rival New Orleans on NFL Network on October 30. The Panthers other nationally-televised game is against Philadelphia on ESPN Monday Night Football on Nov. 10.
The playoff opponents last year are Cincinnati (Oct. 12), at Green Bay (Oct. 19), and a home game against Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (Oct. 26), New Orleans (Oct. 30), at Philadelphia (November 10) and a rematch against the Saints at New Orleans on Dec. 7.