New Orleans Saints fans voted the Carolina Panthers as the team they wanted the Saints to face most in the 2016 regular season opener in a poll on NewOrleansSaints.com this week.
The Panthers received 38 percent of the 1,416 votes. Along with Carolina, Atlanta Falcons (26%) and Seattle Seahawks (14%) rounded out the top three in the poll.
The Saints lost both games last season against the Carolina Panthers, each contest by one score (27-22, 41-38).
The Saints opponents for the 2016 season:
Home: Falcons, Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.
Road: Falcons, Panthers, Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.
The full Saints 2016 schedule will come out later this spring.
Official team photos of the Saintsations at the New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert and Matthew Sharpe. New Orleans Saints photos.