The Carolina Panthers have a good schedule in 2015, especially early as they’ve a great chance to start 4-0 or 3-1. The team hasn’t started 4-0 since the 2003 season but in 2015 they face Jacksonville, Houston, New Orleans and Tampa Bay in their first four games. The Carolina Panthers will undoubtedly be featured in prime time twice this season as they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night on NBC and the Indianapolis Colts on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
The Panthers have a schedule that is rated the 27th most difficult in the NFL for 2015 so there is no excuse with this team to truly have a losing record this season. If they fail to make the playoffs it could be trouble for head coach Ron Rivera. The early season is very important for Carolina since they do have a difficult stretch of games in the middle of the season. The Panthers have a four-game stretch against Seattle, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Green Bay.
The bye comes early for the Carolina Panthers in Week 5 so it’s pretty much useless because it uses four relatively easy games and it’s before they’re going to Seattle, a game title they could likely lose because it doesn’t matter how long they have to prepare. The late season schedule for Carolina is tricky since they play the Atlanta Falcons twice. If the Falcons are good then the schedule could be more difficult than it looks as they face road games against Dallas, New Orleans, the Giants and Atlanta in the final six weeks of the season.
2015 Carolina Panthers Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 13, at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, Houston, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27, New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
week 5: BYE
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 18, at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.
Week 8: Monday, Nov. 2, Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 8, Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 15, at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22, Washington, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 26, at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6, at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13, Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20, at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27, at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3, Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.