Talk about brutal – the Carolina Panthers schedule was released on Tuesday evening as a primetime event on the NFL Network.
Sunday, September 13 1pm (Fox) Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, September 20 1pm (Fox) @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday, September 28 8:30 pm (EPSN) @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 11 1pm (Fox) Vs. Washington Redskins
Sunday, October 18 1pm (Fox) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, October 25 4:05pm (CBS) Vs. Buffalo Bills
Sunday, November 1 4:15pm (Fox) @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, November 8 4:05pm (Fox) @ New Orleans Saints
Sunday, November 15 1pm (Fox) Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Thursday, November 19 8:20pm (NFLN) Vs. Miami Dolphins
Sunday, November 29 1pm (Fox) @ New York Jets
Sunday, December 6 1pm (Fox) Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, December 13 1pm (Fox) @ New England Patriots
Sunday, December 20 8:20pm (NBC) Vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, December 27 1pm (Fox) @ New York Giants
Sunday, January 3 1pm (Fox) Vs. New Orleans Saints
That gives the team three primetime games, two of which will be at home. It also provides no longer than a two-game home stand. The team also plays all three divisional rivals on the road in their first meetings.
The team faces the second toughest schedule in the league as oppnents combined for a .592 winning percentage in ’08. The Panthers will also face seven teams that qualified for the ’08 playoffs.
Oddly enough, the team will end their season for the second straight year versus th Saints.