Carolina Panthers schedule: 3 Best, 3 worst parts of the 2020 slate

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Carolina Panthers (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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The Carolina Panthers schedule for the 2020 season isn’t exactly the prettiest for fans overall but there are some bright spots to offer some hope.

The Carolina Panthers schedule release on May 7 didn’t offer much mystery as the opponents were already known. They entered 2020 knowing that they would have a difficult schedule on their hands, playing in arguably the toughest division in the NFL, especially now due to the fact that Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Add on battles against every team in the NFC North, a home game against the new and improved Arizona Cardinals and an away matchup at Arrowhead Stadium vs the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, and things only get tougher.

Maybe this is a positive thing for Panthers fans. Due to the departure of long-time quarterback Cam Newton and many other players who have been staples on their roster for so long, Carolina enters a rebuilding season around MVP candidate running back Christian McCaffrey.

This could be an opportunity for the Panthers to potentially lose the vast majority of their 16 games and be in contention to draft one of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in a while, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.

Even with eyes potentially set on the 2021 draft, Panthers fans need something to look forward to regarding actual football games. That is why I took the liberty to lift the spirits of football fans in Carolina and present them with the three best and most fun parts of the 2020 schedule.

But at the same time, I must also bring reality to the forefront and lay out what looks like three of the worst and least fun parts as well. Let’s dive into the Panthers schedule using this lens.