23 at Pittsburgh (T)
2 at Atlanta
NFL Rank: 26
Opponents' 2009 winning percentage: .477
Games against 2009 playoff teams: 5
The Panthers were buried by an 0--3 start in 2009 but have a chance to build on the momentum they picked up at the end of the season, with four of their first six games in Charlotte. Not that their home dates are easy: Only two teams with losing records in '09—the Bucs and Bears—pay visits. The latter game, in Week 5, brings longtime Panthers defensive star Julius Peppers back to North Carolina.