Panthers learn opponents for 2016 season

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers learned who their 2016-17 NFL season opponents will be Monday, and six of those foes will be teams they could potentially meet in Super Bowl 50.

The Panthers will get three teams that have made the playoffs this season at home and will play three on the road.

Although dates and times are yet to be determined, Carolina will host the Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Panthers will travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks, in a rematch of this season's meeting Oct. 18 in Seattle where the Panthers won 27-23. The Panthers will also make another visit to Washington. They routed the Redskins this season 44-16 on Nov. 22.

The other marquis road matchup will be between the two top playoff seeds this season -- Carolina and Denver.

The rest of the home opponents will be NFC South division foes Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay as well as San Francisco and San Diego.

The other roads trips will be at Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Oakland.

The Panthers' schedule doesn't seem particularly daunting, as their collective opponents averaged only an 8-8 mark this season. But of course, a lot can change between now and the start of next season.

But for now, the 15-1 Panthers are focused only on one date, Feb, 7 -- and winning Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco.

Complete opponents for all teams are below.

(Dates to be determined)

AFC EAST
New England
Home: Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, St. Louis, Seattle

Away: Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Arizona, San Francisco

N.Y. Jets

Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Seattle

Away: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Arizona, San Francisco

Buffalo

Home: Miami, New England, N.Y. Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Arizona, San Francisco

Away: Miami, New England, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Oakland, St. Louis, Seattle

Miami

Home: Buffalo, New England, N.Y. Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Arizona, San Francisco

Away: Buffalo, New England, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle

AFC NORTH
Cincinnati

Home: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington

Away: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, N.Y. Jets, Houston, Dallas, N.Y. Giants

Pittsburgh

Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New England, N.Y. Jets, Kansas City, Dallas, N.Y. Giants

Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Washington

Baltimore

Home: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia, Washington

Away: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, N.Y. Jets, Jacksonville, Dallas, N.Y. Giants

Cleveland

Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New England, N.Y. Jets, San Diego, Dallas, N.Y. Giants

Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington

AFC SOUTH
Houston

Home: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit

Away: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, New England, Green Bay, Minnesota

Indianapolis

Home: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit

Away: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, N.Y. Jets, Green Bay, Minnesota

Jacksonville

Home: Houston, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, Baltimore, Green Bay, Minnesota

Away: Houston, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit

Tennessee

Home: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Denver, Oakland, Cleveland, Green Bay, Minnesota

Away: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Detroit

AFC WEST
Denver

Home: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, New England, Atlanta, Carolina

Away: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

Kansas City

Home: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, N.Y. Jets, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

Away: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Carolina

Oakland

Home: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Atlanta, Carolina

Away: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

San Diego

Home: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

Away: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Houston, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Atlanta, Carolina

NFC EAST
Washington

Home: Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

Away: Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Arizona, Baltimore, Cincinnati

Philadelphia

Home: Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

Away: Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore, Cincinnati

N.Y. Giants

Home: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Cincinnati

Away: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

Dallas

Home: N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Cincinnati

Away: N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, San Francisco, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

NFC NORTH
Minnesota

Home: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Arizona, Houston, Indianapolis

Away: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Philadelphia, Washington, Carolina, Jacksonville, Tennessee

Green Bay

Home: Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Seattle, Houston, Indianapolis

Away: Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tennessee

Detroit

Home: Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tennessee

Away: Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, New Orleans, Houston, Indianapolis

Chicago

Home: Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Tennessee

Away: Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Tampa Bay, Houston, Indianapolis

NFC SOUTH
Carolina

Home: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Minnesota, Kansas City, San Diego

Away: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Washington, Denver, Oakland

Atlanta

Home: Carolina, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Green Bay, Kansas City, San Diego

Away: Carolina, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Oakland

New Orleans

Home: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Detroit, Denver, Oakland

Away: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, N.Y. Giants, Kansas City, San Diego

Tampa Bay

Home: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, St. Louis, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Oakland

Away: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, Arizona, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, San Diego

NFC WEST
Arizona

Home: St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Washington, New England, N.Y. Jets

Away: St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, Minnesota, Buffalo, Miami

Seattle

Home: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Carolina, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Miami

Away: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Green Bay, New England, N.Y. Jets

St. Louis

Home: Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, N.Y. Giants, Buffalo, Miami

Away: Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Detroit, New England, N.Y. Jets

San Francisco

Home: Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Dallas, New England, N.Y. Jets

Away: Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, Chicago, Buffalo, Miami

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