The Carolina Panthers play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 preseason finale in a Friday Night matchup at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers are 0-2 in the preseason thus far, while the Steelers hold a record of 3-0.
Last weekend, Carolina fell to the Ravens at home by a score of 20-3. Pittsburgh played host to Detroit and topped the Lions 26-20. The Steelers are Carolina’s most common preseason opponent in team history. This game marks the 22nd all-time meeting between the clubs in the preseason, with Pittsburgh leading the series, 12-9.
This game marks the 18th consecutive preseason finale that the two clubs have matched up, dating back to 2003.
Regular Season Series:
7 total matchups | Pittsburgh leads the series 6-1
Last Regular Season Game:
11/8/18 | Carolina 21 @ Pittsburgh 52
21 total matchups | Pittsburgh leads series 12-9
Last Preseason Game:
8/29/19 | Pittsburgh 19 @ Carolina 25
- Panthers owner David Tepper is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. and served as a minority owner of the Steelers for nine years prior to purchasing the Panthers in 2018.
- Steelers LB Melvin Ingram III is a native of Rockingham, N.C. and played for the University of South Carolina from 2007-11.
- Steelers QB Mason Rudolph is a native of Rock Hill, S.C. and attended Northwestern High School.
- Steelers LB Alex Highsmith is a native of Wilmington, N.C. and attended Eugene Ashley High School before playing for the Charlotte 49ers from 2016-19
- Steelers P Pressley Harvin III is a native of Alcolu, S.C. and attended Sumter High School.
- Steelers rookie CB Mark Gilbert is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. and attended Terry Sanford High School before playing at Duke University from 2016-20.
- Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels is a native of Charlotte and attended Mallard Creek High School before playing at North Carolina State from 2014-17.
- Steelers TE Eric Ebron played at the University of North Carolina from 2011-13.
- Panthers WR Robby Anderson, S Sean Chandler, S Sam Frankin, WR Keith Kirkwood, OLB Haason Reddick, TE Colin Thompson, and P.J. Walker played collegiately at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Panthers WR DJ Moore is native of Philadelphia. Pa…Panthers TE Colin Thompson is a native of Doylestown, Pa. Panthers S Kenny Robinson is a native of Wilkinsburg, Pa.
- Panthers DE Yetur Gross-Matos (2017-19) and DaQuan Jones (2010-13) spent their college years at Penn State.
- Steelers WR Ray-Ray McCloud spent time with the Panthers in 2019 and 2020.
- Steelers OG Trai Turner spent the first six years of his career in Carolina after being drafted by the team in 2014.
How to Watch:
Panthers fans can watch on their local affiliate networks if they are in the market areas listed below or online at Panthers.com.
How to Listen:
Listen to extensive game day programming, Panthers Updates, Panther Talk and much more on the Carolina Panthers Radio Network. The Panthers can be heard throughout the Carolinas on WBT 1110 AM and on the Carolina Panthers Radio Network.