Panthers 2014 schedule released, includes multiple primetime games

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coming off a 12-4 season and an NFC South division championship, the Panthers will host two primetime games for the first time since 1997 and are slated to appear in each of the NFL’s three primetime slots.

The Panthers kick off the season Sept. 7 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Panthers open their home schedule Sept. 14 against the Lions. The Panthers will then host the Steelers at Bank of America Stadium for Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The Panthers could end up making more than three primetime appearances with the NFL extending flexible scheduling in 2014. Typically reserved for Weeks 11-17, flex scheduling can begin as early as Week 5 this season, though it can’t be applied more than two times through week 10.

Flex scheduling allows Sunday afternoon games to be moved to Sunday night.

“Once again we knew it was going to be a challenging schedule regardless of the order of the games,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “It is important that we be ready because we are playing two teams with new head coaches to start the season, and preparing for the uncertainties of a new staff can be difficult.”

Panthers 2014 Preseason schedule

Fri. Aug. 8
vs. Buffalo Bills
Bank of America Stadium 7:30 p.m. Panthers TV
Sun. Aug. 17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Bank of America Stadium
8:00 p.m. FOX
Fri. Aug. 22 at New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium
7:30 p.m. Panthers TV
Thu. Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
7:30 p.m. Panthers TV


Panthers 2014 Regular Season Schedule

Sun. Sept. 7
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium 4:25 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 14 vs. Detroit Lions
Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 21 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Bank of America Stadium 8:30 p.m. NBC
Sun. Sept. 28 at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sun. Oct. 5
vs. Chicago Bears
Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Oct. 12 at Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium
1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Oct. 19
at Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field
1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Oct. 26 vs. Seattle Seahawks Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * CBS
Thur. Oct. 30
vs. New Orleans Saints
Bank of America Stadium 8:25 p.m. NFLN
Mon. Nov. 10 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
8:30 p.m. ESPN
Sun. Nov. 16 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Nov. 23 BYE
Sun. Nov. 30
at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium
1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 7
at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * FOX
Sun. Dec. 21 vs. Cleveland Browns
Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m. * CBS
Sun. Dec. 28 at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome 1:00 p.m. * FOX
* – Subject to flexible scheduling.



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