Based on Carolina winning the NFC South title and finishing 12-5 this past season and Seattle winning the NFC West as well as Sunday's Super Bowl to finish 16-3, a Monday or Sunday night game seems likely.
It will be the third straight season the Panthers have hosted the Seahawks. Seattle won the past two, 12-7 to open 2013 and 16-12 in 2012.
The 2014 game could be decisive in once against deciding home-field advantage for the playoffs. Seattle was the No. 1 seed this past season and Carolina No. 2.
Here is a look at Carolina's opponents with their regular-season records:
Home: Seattle (13-3), Pittsburgh (8-8), Cleveland (4-12), Detroit (7-9), Chicago (8-8), Tampa bay (4-12), New Orleans (11-5), Atlanta (4-12).
Away: Philadelphia (10-6), Cincinnati (11-5), Baltimore (8-8), Minnesota (5-10-1), Green Bay (8-7-1), Tampa Bay (4-12), New Orleans (11-5), Atlanta (4-12).