From the Carolina Panthers
Back-to-back games against Tampa Bay and Cincinnati kickoff the Carolina Panthers 2010 Bank of America home schedule after a season opening game at the New York Giants.
It marks the third time in four seasons the Panthers have opened on the road with the only exception being a home game against Philadelphia last year. Carolina also closes the season with two road games with a nationally televised Thursday contest on December 23 at Pittsburgh and a Sunday, January 2 game at Atlanta.
"We will have a young team and opening against the Giants on the road will be an exciting challenge," says head coach John Fox. "So much can change during the course of a season that it is difficult to say how a schedule will play out, but it is good to know the flow of how the games are scheduled."
The first game will mark the opening of the Giants new stadium after the Panthers played New York in the final game of Giants Stadium last December.
The Panthers are home four of the first six games with a bye scheduled for Sunday October 17 and finish with four road games in the final six weeks. Carolina is at home and away on two occasions for back-to-back games. The first home back-to-back series comes in Weeks Two and Three when Carolina hosts Tampa Bay (September 19) and Cincinnati (September 26). The second home back-to-back is in December when the Panthers play Atlanta (December 12) and Arizona (December 19).
Consecutive road games come in the second half of the season with games at Cleveland and Seattle November 28 and December 5 and the final two games of the year at Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The Panthers interdivisional opponent is the AFC North with home games against Cincinnati and Baltimore and away contests at Cleveland and Pittsburgh. For the Ravens, it will be their first regular season Charlotte appearance since the opening game of the 2002 season and Cincinnati will also be playing in Bank of America Stadium for the first time since that same season.
Saturday Aug 7 FAN FEST @ BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM 11:00am
Thursday Aug 12 @ Baltimore Ravens 8:00 pm ESPN
Saturday Aug 21 NEW YORK JETS 8:00 pm Panthers TV
Saturday Aug 28 TENNESSEE TITANS 8:00 pm Panthers TV
Thursday Sept 2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 pm Panthers TV
Sunday Sept 12 @ New York Giants 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Sept 19 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Sept 26 CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00 pm CBS
Sunday Oct 3 @ New Orleans Saints 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Oct 10 CHICAGO BEARS 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Oct 17 BYE WEEK
Sunday Oct 24 SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Oct 31 @ St Louis Rams 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Nov 7 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Nov 14 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday Nov 21 BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00*pm CBS
Sunday Nov 28 @ Cleveland Browns 1:00*pm FOX
Sunday Dec 5 @ Seattle Seahawks 4:15*pm FOX
Sunday Dec 12 ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00*pm FOX
Sunday Dec 19 ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:00*pm FOX
Thursday Dec 23 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 pm NFLN
Sunday Jan 2 @ Atlanta Falcons 1:00*pm FOX
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME CAPS = HOME GAMES
*FLEX SCHEDULING LAST 7 WEEKS OF THE SEASON – POTENTIAL FOR TIME CHANGE