The Carolina Panthers’ opponents for 2023 have been decided

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The Carolina Panthers2023 opponents have been identified.

With the 2022 season now over, the Panthers now know who they will face next year. Carolina finished second in the NFC South this season, and next season they will face runners-up NFC East, NFC West and AFC East.

Below are the Panthers’ opponents for 2023:

Note: The official NFL schedule with times and dates will be released later in the offseason.

NFC South (Home/Away)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)

2022 record against the Panthers: 1-1

All-time record against the Panthers: 20-25

This rivalry saw one of interim coach Steve Wilks’ greatest triumphs one of his biggest traps this season. While the Panthers might not keep Wilkes, Tom Brady might not last in Tampa Bay either. This rivalry has always been heated, regardless of who is leading the team.

New Orleans Saints (7-10)

2022 record against the Panthers: 0-2

All-time record against the Panthers: 29-28

The Panthers were able to beat the Saints with a pair of close wins that went down to the wire. The season finale had added spice as Carolina battled through several notable injuries and a poor passing game to beat the Saints with a last-second field goal. This rivalry is fun no matter who is on top.

Atlanta Falcons (7-10)

2022 record against the Panthers: 1-1

All-time record against the Panthers: 35-21

The Panthers and Falcons are always closely contested in this annual two-game rivalry. Last season, the Panthers overcame a heartbreaking overtime loss in Atlanta to rebound with a dominant home win against the Falcons on Thursday Night Football just two weeks later.

The rest is domestic slate

Green Bay Packers (8-9)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 11-6

This matchup is sure to bring a lot of Packers fans to Bank of America Stadium. Still, the intrigue of the matchup has a big impact on the future of MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Minnesota Vikings (13-4)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 10-6

The Vikings had a phenomenal season under first-year head coach Kevin O’Connell. With a wealth of weapons on offense, Minnesota should be a tough opponent and have a long way to go for the foreseeable future.

Houston Texas (3-13-1)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 2-4

The Texans finished the season with the second-worst record in the NFL. With the second overall pick, they are destined to select a potential franchise quarterback. If the game comes later in the season, the No. 2 overall pick could bring some buzz to the battle.

Indianapolis Colts (4-12-1)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 2-5

Like the Texans, the Colts are looking for a new top-five franchise quarterback. They will also be looking for a new head coach to lead the team. There’s a lot of uncertainty ahead of 2023 in Indianapolis.

Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 10-5

The Cowboys had an impressive campaign despite finishing second in the division behind the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3). With Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and C.D. Lamb leading a group of exceptional playmakers, Dallas has the ability to attack anyone. There should be plenty of Cowboys fans storming this game as well.

The rest is a road slate

Chicago Bears (3-14)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 7-4

The Bears will receive the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. With Justin Fields developing into a solid dual-threat quarterback, the Bears can’t be overlooked, especially with free agency spending looming on the horizon.

Detroit Lions (9-8)

2022 record against the Panthers: 0-1

All-time record against the Panthers: 3-8

The Panthers set single-season franchise records for rushing yards (320) and total yards (570) against the Lions at home in Week 16. The Lions will now seek revenge at home in 2023.

Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 3-4

The Jaguars have an arrow pointing up, with the development of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the leadership of head coach Doug Pederson. It should be interesting to watch these former expansion teams battle it out. Jacksonville will be the defending AFC South champions when they host the Panthers.

Tennessee Titans (7-10)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 3-3

The Titans and Panthers have traded shots over the years. The tiebreaker for the annual series will take place in 2023. It will be interesting to see who the Titans draft at quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

2022 record against the Panthers: 0-1

All-time record against the Panthers: 10-5

In November, the Panthers beat the Seahawks in a must-win road game. While Genea Smith was in the mood to get into the game, D’Onta Foreman and Chubba Hubbard controlled the clock and broke free on a special ground game performance. The rematch in the Pacific Northwest should be another fun outing for the traveling fans.

Miami Dolphins (9-8)

2022 record against the Panthers: N/A

All-time record against the Panthers: 5-2

The Dolphins are off to a great start to begin the Mike McDaniel era in Miami. However, a series of injuries — including two trips to the concussion protocol for quarterback Tua Tagavailoa — has left Miami scratching and scratching in the playoff home stretch. In Year 2, McDaniel should get lucky with injuries and game plans.

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Mike Kaye covers the Carolina Panthers for The Charlotte Observer. Kay previously covered the entire NFL for the Pro Football Network, the Philadelphia Eagles for NJ Advance Media and the Jacksonville Jaguars for First Coast News. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida.



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