Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
The Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn’t a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.
Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?
Perhaps the most interesting comment from Mitchell, though, came when he compared his play to that of others.
Every fantasy owner wants to know the sleepers. With that in mind, who will emerge as the bigger fantasy sleeper: DeAngelo Williams or Bilal Powell?
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has the statistics of a superstar. Now he wants the wins to prove he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks.
The story lighting up the NFL world on Wednesday morning is the fact that Panthers center Ryan Kalil took out an ad in the Charlotte Observer guaranteeing the Panthers would win Super Bowl XLVII.
The Panthers have signed punter Nick Harris to compete with rookie Brad Nortman.