Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera mad and disappointed after hearing the New Orleans Saints lost. A win Sunday vs. Atlanta Falcons would have given Panthers a home playoff game. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera mad and disappointed after hearing the New Orleans Saints lost. A win Sunday vs. Atlanta Falcons would have given Panthers a home playoff game. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers opponents for 2018 set

December 31, 2017 04:11 PM

ATLANTA

The Panthers’ 2018 schedule is set, and it will include a visit from a familiar face.

In addition to their NFC South rivals, the Panthers will face the NFC East and the AFC North next season.

That means recently acquired Giants general manager Dave Gettleman will be back in Charlotte to put his new team against the team that fired him in July after three playoff berths in four seasons.

A look at the Panthers’ 2018 opponents:

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Home: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Dallas, New York Giants, Seattle, Cincinnati, Baltimore.

Away: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Washington, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland.

The Panthers’ 2018 schedule will feature six games against 2017 playoff teams: Atlanta and New Orleans twice apiece, as well as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (both on the road).

Joseph Person: 704-358-5123, @josephperson