CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera hopes the return of two starting offensive linemen will give Cam Newton more time to make plays in the passing game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina head coach Ron Rivera isn’t about to give up on the Panthers’ chances of a winning season and making the NFL playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South. That’s something they haven’t been able to do this season.
Solomon Wilcots from CBS and the NFL Network joined us to address Cam haters, the start of the 2014 season, and why he thinks the Panthers are being overlooked as contenders in the loaded NFC. Solomon will have the call for the Bengals-Ravens on CBS this Sunday
Gil Brandt from NFL.com and one of the greatest NFL front office minds of all time joined Mac and Jim for his take on the Panthers after his visit to camp last week.
Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
Welcome to the Super Bowl, where demand always beats supply and the teams don’t really matter. The NFL championship game is one of the largest sports and entertainment spectacles in the world. The teams aren’t exactly afterthoughts, but tickets are going to move quickly no matter how popular the two contenders are.
With the 49ers looking red-hot and the Panthers well-rested, this game figures to be another close one. Vegas oddsmakers concur, assigning this game the tightest line of the weekend of San Francisco by 1.5 points.
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.
Road, sweet road. Three teams won away games on wild-card weekend, with the San Francisco 49ers capping the victorious road shows with a 23-20 win at frigid Green Bay on Sunday.