the NFLThe 2023 schedule has been released. While a lot is bound to change from early May to the start of each game, here are our best guesses as to how leopards week-to-week fare – and their final record at the end of the campaign.
* All games listed on ET
Week 1 (Sunday, Sept. 10) – Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.: W
Week 2 (Monday, Sept. 18) – vs. New Orleans Saints, 7:15 p.m.: W
Week 3 (Sunday, Sept. 24) – Seattle Seahawks: L.
Week 4 (Sunday, Oct. 1) – vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.: L.L.C
Week 5 (Sunday, Oct. 8) – at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.: L.L.C
Week 6 (Sunday, October 15) – at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m.: L.A.
Seventh week – goodbye
Week 8 (Sunday, Oct. 29) – vs. the Houston Texans, 1 p.m.: W
Week 9 (Sunday, November 5) vs. Indianapolis Colts: W
Week 10 (Thursday, November 9) – At Chicago Bears: W.L.L
Week 11 (Sunday, November 19) – vs. the Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m.: L.L.C
Week 12 (Sunday, November 26) – at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m.: W
Week 13 (Sunday, December 3) – at the Buccaneers, 1 p.m.: L.A.
Week 14 (Sunday, December 10) – at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.: W
Week 15 (date/time to be determined) vs. Atlanta Falcons: L.L.C
Week 16 (Sunday, Dec. 24) – vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m.: W
Week 17 (Sunday, December 31st) – at the Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.: L.A.
Week 18 (date/time to be determined) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: W
Final record: 9-8
That opener in Atlanta is crucial—lost there, and the Panthers could easily open 1-5 going into their bye week, even though they get easy fare after the break. This could look a lot like 2022, with a slow start and then a strong finish as Carolina finds herself. The final game in Charlotte against Buckeye could easily claim the division title, like last year’s Week 17 game.
Greg Aumann is FOX Sports’ NFC South correspondent, covering the Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers, and Saints. He’s in his 10th season covering the Bucs and the NFL full time, after spending time at the Tampa Bay Times and The Athletic. You can follow him on Twitter at @employee.
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