Panthers open at home, have 2 national TV dates
Posted April 18, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers will open the NFL season at home for the first time since 2009 and play two nationally televised games.
Carolina hosts the Seattle Seahawks in the Sept. 8 season opener.
Carolina's nationally televised games include a Thursday night game on Oct. 24 against division rival Tampa Bay on the NFL Network and an Nov. 18 contest at home against the New England on ESPN Monday Night Football, a rematch of the Super Bowl 10 years ago.
Coming off a 7-9 season a year ago, Carolina will play the most difficult schedule in the NFL based on winning percentage of opponents last year.
Six games are against playoff teams from last season — Seattle, Atlanta, and New England at home and Minnesota, San Francisco and Atlanta on the road.
Sun. Sept. 8 vs. Seattle Seahawks Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 15 at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 22 vs. New York Giants Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 29 Bye
Sun. Oct. 6 at Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium 4:05 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 13 at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 20 vs. St. Louis Rams Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Thu. Oct. 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium 8:25 p.m. NFLN
Sun. Nov. 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 10 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park 4:05 p.m. FOX
Mon. Nov. 18 vs. New England Patriots Bank of America Stadium 8:40 p.m. ESPN
Sun. Nov. 24 at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 8 at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 15 vs. New York Jets Bank of America Stadium 4:05 p.m. * CBS
Sun. Dec. 22 vs. New Orleans Saints Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 29 at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome 1:00 p.m. * FOX