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Carolina Panthers' 2017 schedule favorable for fast start against rebuilding 49ers, Bills
The NFL has released its 2017 regular-season schedule.Now Let's look at what’s in store for the Carolina Panthers.
another reminder of that dreadful day at Levi's Stadium. But it’s doubtful he’ll complain about the toughness of the start of this schedule the way he did a year ago, having to go to Denver for a rematch of the title game he lost eight months earlier. That loss led to a 1-5 start, or that the opener is where he lost Super Bowl 50. Yep, another slow beginning that has become the norm since Rivera took over in 2011. But the 2017 schedule is favorable for a 2-0 start, with a trip to San Francisco followed by the home opener against Buffalo. Both teams have a first-year head coach and both are in rebuilding mode,Breakdown: Coach Ron Rivera probably won’t like it that he’s opening on the road for the sixth time in seven years, it could be another long season. If it doesn’t, particularly San Francisco. If Carolina struggles in these, this could be the catalyst for a fourth NFC South title in five years.
the Panthers had a team-record five prime-time games, including the Thursday night opener at Denver. They were the hot team coming off an NFL-best 15-1 regular-season record and trip to the Super Bowl,Zack Martin Jersey, with a star-studded lineup led by NFL MVP Cam Newton. The Panthers have only two prime-time games this season after a 6-10 meltdown in which Newton had career worsts in almost every major statistical category. That’s not a bad thing if you’re Rivera. The Carolina coach would prefer to play every game Sunday at 1 p.m. He likes routine,Not made for prime time: A year ago, gives him plenty of that., and this schedule, with 13 games at 1 p.m. ET
and the Panthers can win five or six of eight games away from Bank of America Stadium, their playoff chances go way up. Even 4-4 might do it as well, as the Panthers typically play well at home. You can almost guarantee three victories with trips to San Francisco,Road to success: Only trips to Atlanta in the season finale and New England in Week 4 could be considered tough wins. So if you count those two as losses, with four of those coming by three points or less., Zack Martin Jersey, the New York Jets and Chicago, which combined for 10 wins last season and are in rebuilding modes. The road was Carolina’s demise a year ago: It went
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