As the NFL season kicks into high gear on Sunday, Panthers writer Nick Parker offers a full breakdown of Carolina's season at hand:
Three Things to Know
The schedule is rough but starts relatively slow: If the NFL schedule's difficulty is supposed to be inversely proportionate to their finish from the previous year, then the league office really failed when it comes to the Panthers.
Based off of last years records, the Panthers play the toughest schedule in the NFL this season.
The slate starts off particularly tough with the Seattle Seahawks, who went 11-5 in the regular season last year and were a last-minute drive away from advancing to the NFC Championship game.
"What other team would you rather be playing a team that is a great opponent, pretty solid across the board? Newton said. Were going to find out who we really are this first game of the season.
That's true, but for the first seven games of the season, the Panthers got off with a relatively easy ...