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.
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.
Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
Mike Florio from PFT and NBC joined the show as he does each Wednesday and he discussed the Panthers loss to New Orleans and the NFC playoff picture
A four-game winning streak has Ron Rivera feeling optimistic. Carolina’s third-year head coach said Monday he’s confident the Panthers can reach the postseason.
There was a time when we listened to compact discs, paid less than 2 dollars for a gallon of gas, and when the NFC East rules the NFL landscape.