Panthers release 2020 schedule, open season at home

Carolina has one home prime time game with the chance for a second on the road

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The Carolina Panthers released their 2020 regular season schedule Thursday and will open the season Sept. 13 at home against the Las Vegas Raiders and end it back at Bank of America Stadium against NFC South foe New Orleans.

The schedule includes a Thursday night home game against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 29. Carolina’s Week 15 game in Green Bay could also be in prime time on a Saturday night (Dec. 19) as one of the league’s flex games. If not, it would be played Dec. 20.

After opening the season against the Raiders, the Panthers will face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Tampa on Sept 20, followed by a trip to Los Angeles to play the Chargers on Sept. 27. Tampa Bay will visit Charlotte in Week 10 on Nov. 15, one week after the Panthers face the Super Bowl champion Chiefs in Kansas City.

The entire schedule:

Week 1, Dec. 13: Las Vegas Raiders, 1 p.m.
Week 2, Dec. 20: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Week 3, Dec. 27: at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
Week 4, Oct. 4: Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m.
Week 5, Oct. 11: at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
Week 6, Oct. 18: Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.
Week 7, Oct. 25: New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.
Week 8, Oct. 29: Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m.
Week 9, Nov. 8: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Week 10, Nov. 15: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Week 11, Nov. 22: Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.
Week 12, Nov. 29: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.
Week 13: BYE
Week 14, Dec. 13: Denver Broncos, 1 p.m.
Week 15, Dec. 19/20: at Green Bay Packers, TBD
Week 16, Dec. 27: at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 17, Jan. 3: New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.