NFL Expands to 17-Game Schedule, Adds Panthers vs Texans for 2021

The NFL is extending the regular season.
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The NFL approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season, extending the season by one extra week. With the additional game, the Panthers will travel to Houston for a matchup with the Texans.

A couple of months ago, there were rumors floating around that the Panthers were one of the three teams that were interested in trading for Texans QB Deshaun Watson but off-the-field issues have stalled those talks. Had the Panthers been able to acquire Watson, that would have set up for an incredible storyline with his return to Houston - the team he has been demanding a trade from.

Dates for this year's schedule have not been made official, but the opponents for the Panthers have been released.

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