CHARLOTTE — The 2017 NFL schedule was released Thursday night and the Carolina Panthers start the season on the road.
The Big Cats open the season playing the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm. The next 2 Sundays they are at home against the Buffalo Bills, that game is on WFMY News 2/CBS and NFC South rival the New Orleans Saints.
You can watch the Panthers play at home on WFMY News 2 Thursday night, October 12.
Here's the schedule in video released on the team's Twitter account:
The Panthers' last place NFC South finish (6-10) in 2016 ensured they face other last-place division finishers in the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers. A 1-5 start derailed the season as the Panthers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
The preseason begins with a home game against the Houston Texans followed by a pair of road clashes against the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The preseason wraps up with a home date against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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