New Orleans Saints fans voted for the Carolina Panthers to be the Saints 2014 regular season opener opponent in a poll on the team's website Monday.
Of the 554 votes, the Panthers received 22 percent of the vote followed by the San Francisco 49ers (19%) and the Dallas Cowboys (15%) to round out the top three.
The Panthers own a 20-18 lead in the all-time series with the Saints. The NFC South squads split last season's contests, with the Saints earning a 31-13 victory in Week 14 and the Panthers winning 17-13 in Week 16.
The Saints have kicked off the regular season against the Panthers twice (2005, 1999) winning both contests.
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