CBS Sports’ Boomer Esiason Talks Upcoming Panthers & 49ers Playoff Game

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CBS NFL Today Analyst Boomer Esiason joined Frank and Yarbs to preview the Panthers/49ers divisional playoff game.  Why does Boomer think the game will come down to Cam Newton vs. Colin Kaepernick.  Can the Panther defense carry the team to victory?

Boomer feels that on a national level, everyone is excited to watch the Panthers and 49ers game this weekend But most importantly, Boomer wants to see how Cam Newton plays in his first ever playoff game in the NFL.

“The big question mark about this particular game is the inexperience of Cam Newton going against a playoff quality team that is rocked with experience due to their success over the past few years and seeing how they react to that,” says Boomer, but he still wants to know which Cam Newton we will see on Sunday afternoon.

“[I want to see] whether he becomes the player I saw on Monday Night against the Patriots or are you going to be the one that scuffling and grinding the past couple of weeks,” says Esiason.

With his first time in the playoffs as a Cincinnati Bengal quarterback, Boomer did say that he did hear all of the noise and media coverage about his first start in the playoffs.

“As a player that all of a sudden the intensity rachets up…the stress becomes that much more magnified”

Boomer did praise Colin Kaepernick’s play both in his Green Bay performance last week & both this and last year’s end of year play as a quarterback.

Listen to the full interview with Boomer Esiason talk more about the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco’s matchup!

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