CHARLOTTE -The Panthers will face AFC opponents in each of their four preseason games, opening the schedule with a home game against the Houston Texans in early August.
The NFL also is expected to release the regular season schedule later this month. The Panthers won't see any of their preseason opponents come the regular season, when Carolina will face the AFC East. 2017 CAROLINA PANTHERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|Wed.||Aug. 9||vs. HOUSTON TEXANS||Bank of America Stadium||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat.||Aug. 19||at Tennessee Titans||Nissan Stadium||3:00 p.m.|
|Thu.||Aug. 24||at Jacksonville Jaguars||EverBank Field||7:30 p.m.|
|Thu.||Aug. 31||vs. PITTSBURGH STEELERS||Bank of America Stadium||7:30 p.m.|
The Panthers will visit the Tennessee Titans and host the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second consecutive preseason, with a game at the Jacksonville Jaguars in between. This will mark the 15th consecutive season that Carolina and Pittsburgh have wrapped up the preseason against each other. The game is again in Charlotte because it was held in Pittsburgh in both 2014 and 2015 to accommodate a college game being played at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers are 43-46 all-time in preseason games, finishing at least .500 in the preseason in each of the franchise's seven playoff seasons. Carolina has gone at least .500 every preseason since 2012.
Houston and Pittsburgh were playoff teams in 2016. The Panthers lost their lone preseason meeting with the Texans in 2012. They're 2-0 against Tennessee, 3-4 against Jacksonville and 8-10 against Pittsburgh in the preseason.