Dan Connor: Courtesy Carolina Panthers
Charlotte, N.C.--With the conclusion of the 2011 regular season, Carolina's opponents for the 2012 season have been determined. The Panthers will play 11 games against teams that finished the year with a .500 or better record, including six contests against opponents who made the playoffs during the 2011 campaign.
In addition to home and away games against NFC South foes Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay, Carolina will play all four teams from both the NFC East and AFC West. The Panthers' remaining two 2012 intraconference opponents are based on the 2011 standings. Carolina will play at Chicago and host Seattle since all three teams finished third in their respective divisions.
Dates and times will not be announced by the NFL until the spring. After that, an on-sale date for single-game tickets to Panthers home games for the 2012 season will be determined.
Atlanta Falcons (10-6) Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
New Orleans Saints (13-3) New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)
Dallas Cowboys (8-8) Philadelphia Eagles (8-8)
New York Giants (9-7) Washington Redskins (5-11)
Denver Broncos (8-8) Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)
Oakland Raiders (8-8) San Diego Chargers (8-8)
Seattle Seahawks (7-9) Chicago Bears (8-8)