Both the home and away Carolina Panthers opponents for 2019 have been set.
The end of regular season play means scheduled opponents have been set for the Carolina Panthers and all other NFL teams next season. A year after not having to travel far from Bank of America Stadium for any away game, the Panthers will make at least one visit to the west coast next season, in addition to hosting two teams in Charlotte.
Already scheduled for home and away contests versus the NFC West and AFC South divisions, Carolina also plays the same positional standing team from the NFC East and North. Finishing third behind division leading New Orleans and Atlanta, due to a season sweep by the Falcons, the Panthers play both the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers next year.
Outside the division, the Panthers continue their rivalry with NFC West runner-up Seattle. Playing for the ninth time since 2011, including two post season games, coaches Ron Rivera and Pete Carroll square off once again – Rivera is just 2-8 versus the Seahawks.
Including their divisional games, the Panthers face five playoff teams from this season. Both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds from the NFC travel to Charlotte and Carolina must go on the road against two AFC opponents who tallied double digit wins this season in Houston (11-5) and Indianapolis (10-6).
Games against the San Francisco 49ers, who should have quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo back under center and the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers only add to what looks to be an extremely difficult schedule, at least on paper.
Following is the full slate of games for the Carolina Panthers in 2019.
Home opponents: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins
Away opponents: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers
Exact dates and times should be released in April.