A franchise-record five primetime games, including a season-opening Thursday night contest at Denver, highlight the Carolina Panthers 2016 schedule announced Thursday by the National Football League.
Carolina opens the NFL season with a Super Bowl 50 rematch, traveling to Denver on Sept. 8 for a nationally-televised game on NBC.
The game marks Carolina’s first trip to Denver since 2004.
The Panthers play two additional primetime road games with a Sunday Night Football contest at Seattle on Dec. 4 and a Monday Night Football game at Washington on Dec. 19.
Carolina hosts two primetime games with a Monday Night contest against Tampa Bay on Oct. 10 and a Thursday Night Football game against New Orleans on Nov. 17.
Thursday, Aug. 11 @ Baltimore Ravens 7:30PM Panthers/TWC
Saturday, Aug. 20 @ Tennessee Titans 3:00PM Panthers/TWC
Friday, Aug. 26 New England Patriots 7:30PM Panthers/TWC
Thursday, Sept. 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30PM Panthers/TWC
Thursday, Sept. 8 @ Denver Broncos 8:30PM NBC
Sunday, Sept. 18 San Francisco 49ERS 1:00PM FOX
Sunday, Sept. 25 Minnesota Vikings 1:00PM FOX
Sunday, Oct. 2 @ Atlanta Falcons 1:00PM FOX
Monday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8:30PM ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 16 @ New Orleans Saints 1:00PM* FOX
Sunday, Oct. 23 BYE
Sunday, Oct. 30 Arizona Cardinals 4:25PM* FOX
Sunday, Nov. 6 @ Los Angeles Rams 4:05PM* FOX
Sunday, Nov. 13 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00PM* CBS
Thursday, Nov. 17 New Orleans Saints 8:25PM NBC/NFLN/TWITTER
Sunday, Nov. 27 @ Oakland Raiders 4:25PM* CBS
Sunday, Dec. 4 @ Seattle Seahawks 8:30PM* NBC
Sunday, Dec. 11 San Diego Chargers 1:00PM* FOX
Monday, Dec. 19 @ Washington Redskins 8:30PM ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 24 Atlanta Falcons 1:00PM FOX
Sunday, Jan. 1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00* FOX
All times are Eastern time, BOLD = Home Games!
*Flexing scheduling weeks 5 through 17 - potential for time change