The Carolina Panthers had a bounce back season last year returning to the playoffs after making a run to the Super Bowl three seasons ago. The Panthers were not able to gain the edge against the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints as the Saints beat the Panthers for the third time last season in the playoffs. Cam Newton leads the offense, but other weapons must step up if the Panthers wish to make it deeper in the playoffs. The defense has remained solid under the leadership of Luke Kuechly, but winning the NFC South will be easier said than done with the dynamic offenses of the Saints and Falcons making up 25 percent of regular season contests. If one or two other stars emerge for the Panthers this season, then 2018 has the potential to be a historic year.
How can Panthers’ fans watch their squad during the 2018 season? Cord cutters will be happy to know that the amount of online streaming services continues to increase year after year. For Panthers’ fans that live within the team’s viewing area, they will be happy to know they can still watch the team play live on cable TV through their local stations. There is an option available for all Panther fans to tune in and watch their team play this season.
Carolina Panthers 2018 TV Schedule
Week 1: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sept 9 at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 3: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: vs. New York Giants on Oct. 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 6: at Washington Redskins on Oct. 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 7: at Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 8: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 9: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 8 at 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX/NFL Network
Week 11: at Detroit Lions on Nov. 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 12: vs. Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 13: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 14: at Cleveland Browns on Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 15: vs. New Orleans Saints on Dec. 17 at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN
Week 16: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
Week 17: at New Orleans Saints on Dec. 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
How to Watch the Carolina Panthers live stream on Cable TV
The Panthers will be featured on national broadcasts twice this season. They will be featured on Thursday Night Football against Pittsburgh which will air simultaneously on FOX and NFL Network. The Panthers will be featured on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in a week 15 matchup against division rival New Orleans. The remainder of the Panthers’ games will be broadcasts will be on CBS and FOX local networks. 12 games will be broadcasted on FOX and two will be on CBS.
Panthers’ fans are recommended to check 506sports weekly to ensure their local viewing area includes their team’s games.
DirecTV NOW for Carolina Panthers live online
The basic package available with DirecTV NOW is the Live a Little Plan for $40/month and it features stations such as ESPN, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Panthers’ fans will be able to watch every game on this basic package. As long as local stations are not blacked out, then DirecTV NOW is a great option for Panthers’ fans. A free trial is available for fans who wish to try out the service.
Sling TV to watch Carolina Panthers live stream online
Sling TV has two stand-alone packages called the sling orange and sling blue each at $25/month. The sling orange package features ESPN and the sling blue package features FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. These two packages can be combined for $40/month to save 20% as opposed for having them separately. Panthers’ fans will miss out on the two games which are aired on CBS if they have Sling TV. A free trial is available for those who think the service is the best fit for them.
fuboTV for Carolina Panthers live with Geo restriction
FuboTV is $39.99/month and has stations such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. ESPN is not available with fuboTV so Panthers’ fans will not be able to watch the lone Panthers’ game on Monday Night Football against division rival New Orleans. A free one week trial will allow fans to test it out before making a full commitment.
Carolina Panthers live on PlayStation Vue
The starting package for PlayStation Vue is the Access Plan at $44.99/month and it includes stations such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN. Panthers’ fans will be able to watch all Panthers live streams with the Access Plan since they will all be aired on FOX, CBS, and ESPN. A five day free trial is accessible for those who wish to try out the service.
The Best Streaming Service for Panthers’ Fans?
The most ideal online streaming service for Panthers’ fans is a tie between DirecTV NOW and PlayStation Vue. DirecTV NOW is the best choice when it comes to strictly the price as its basic package is $40/month. PlayStation Vue costs more at $44.99/month, but it is the best choice in terms of features such as DVR storage or the number of available devices to stream. They are both tremendous options for Panthers’ fans as all Panthers live streams are available on the basic plans for both services.
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket for Carolina Panthers live streaming
DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket should be considered for fans that live outside of the Panthers’ viewing area. Every NFL out of market game is available through NFL Sunday Ticket. The cost of NFL Sunday Ticket for the season is $293.94, but a DirecTV package is required before purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket.
Carolina Panthers live on Antenna
For Panthers’ fans that live within the team’s viewing area, an OTA antenna is a great option to watch the Panthers play live. The only Panthers’ game not accessible with an antenna is their lone Monday Night Football game.
Carolina Panthers live on NFL Game Pass
For Panthers’ fans who can never watch their team play live, NFL Game Pass is a great option to try out. Game Pass is $99 for the season and fans will gain access to replay any game of their choosing. A free trial is available for fans who wish to try it out first.