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Here’s the Panthers full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Carolina Panthers schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

 Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 19, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Carolina Panthers are officially set to kick off their 2021 season at home against the New York Jets at 1 PM. Their first divisional game will be in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints at home.

The Panthers earned a 5-11 record in Matt Rhule’s first season at the helm of an NFL team. They addressed their huge need for a linebacker in free agency by getting Denzel Perryman from the Tennessee Titans. He’ll offer a big boost in terms of linebackers' pass-coverage ability while not dipping off in the run game either. Carolina delt Teddy Bridgewater to Denver and got former first-round QB Sam Darnold from the Jets in another deal. In the first round of the NFL Draft they took Jaycee Horn, a DB from South Carolina, who will immediately contribute in the secondary.

All times listed are Eastern.


Win total, over/under: O 7.5 (+107), U 7.5 (-130)
Division champs: +1100

Prime time games

Week 3: Sep. 23 at Houston Texans (TNF) 8:20 PM NFLN

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 10th
2021 win totals: 6th
2020 records: 7th

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 12 New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS
Week 2: Sep. 19 New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM FOX
Week 3: Sep. 23 at Houston Texans (Thu) 8:20 PM NFLN
Week 4: Oct. 3 at Dallas Cowboys 1:00 PM FOX
Week 5: Oct. 10 Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM FOX
Week 6: Oct. 17 Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM FOX
Week 7: Oct. 24 at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Week 8: Oct. 31 at Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM FOX
Week 9: Nov. 7 New England Patriots 1:00 PM CBS
Week 10: Nov. 14 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 PM FOX
Week 11: Nov. 21 Washington Football Team 1:00 PM FOX
Week 12: Nov. 28 at Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM FOX
Week 13: BYE
Week 14: Dec. 12 Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM FOX
Week 15: Dec. 18 or 19 (Sat/Sun) at Buffalo Bills TBD
Week 16: Dec. 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 17: Jan. 2 at New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM FOX
Week 18: Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX