Panthers Schedule Released – NFL Does Team No Favors


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.