Ladies and gentlemen, the 2021 NFL schedule is officially here. With the draft in the books and most rosters all but locked and loaded for the fall, we can finally turn our eyes toward the season.The NFC South promises plenty of intrigue this year, what with the defending champion being in the division and Markus Golden Jersey all. But they're not the only team rife with intrigue. The are moving on from legendary quarterback Drew Brees. The are moving forward under a new coach and general manager, with star tight end and No. 4 overall pick now in tow. And the are set to begin the era under center.Speaking of the Panthers, here's a full rundown of their 17-game schedule, including key matchups and a season prediction:WeekOpponentDateTime (ET)Network1vs. Sept. 121 p.m.CBS2vs. SaintsSept. 191 p.m.FOX3at Sept. 238:30 p.m.NFLN4at Oct. 31 p.m.FOX5vs. Oct. 101 p.m.FOX6vs. Oct. 171 p.m.FOX7at Oct. 241 p.m.FOX8at FalconsOct. 311 p.m.FOX9vs. Nov. 71 p.m.CBS10at Nov. 141 p.m.FOX11vs. WashingtonNov. 211 p.m.FOX12at Nov. 281 p.m.FOX13BYE WEEK14vs. FalconsDec. 121 p.m Cody Latimer Jersey .FOX15at Dec. 18TBDTBD16vs. BuccaneersDec. 261 p.m.FOX17at SaintsJan. 21 p.m.FOX18at BuccaneersJan. 91 p.m.FOXWeek 10 at Cardinals: If the Panthers fancy themselves a potential playoff contender, they have to beat not just the teams in their division, but also in-conference opponents who could be in the mix for one of those lower-end spots. The Cardinals present a particularly tough challenge for them because of , with whom No. 8 overall pick will have his hands full if the Panthers plan to use him in shadow coverage.Week 4 at Cowboys:We could say a lot of the same things about the Cowboys, but instead of just having to deal with , Dallas adds and to the mix. Carolina's defense is not well-equipped to deal with that many receiving threats. The good news is Evan Engram Jersey the Dallas pa s rush is not all that fearsome, which means Sam Darnold might have a bit of an easier time against the Cowboys than against...Week 11 vs. Football Team: The Team has one of the best defensive lines in the , and their front four should be able to dominate most games against opposing offensive lines. Darnold has been one of the league's most skittish quarterbacks when he's under pre sure, and that could happen quite often against Washington.Week: 12| Date: Nov. 28| Time: 1. p.m.Opponent: at Miami DolphinsHaving to go on the road and play against one of the NFL's best defenses is not an ideal scenario for the Panthers. With Michael Strahan Jersey Miami having and to lock horns with and on the outside, plus a deep, versatile group of front seven players to deal with and company, the Dolphins have the pieces to make things tough on Carolina's offense. They don't present quite the same test on the other side of the ball, but with and joining , , and , they have a deep and versatile corps of weapons that could poke some holes in the secondary. It doesn't help that this will be Carolina's 12th game in a row, as the Panthers don't take their bye until Week 13.2021 record prediction: 7-10 The Panthers seem like they should be better this year, but I'm not sure by how much. Sam Darnold has been a disaster at the NFL level. Perhaps Joe Brady is the guy to tap into the skills he showed in college, but we can't be sure. Darnold's biggest i sue is how he struggles with pre sure, and it Aldrick Rosas Jersey 's not like Carolina has an elite offensive line. And while adding Jaycee Horn and Ha san Reddick to the defense is nice, there are still a bunch of holes on that site of the ball. The Panthers are a team that has improved, but probably not enough to make any real noise.