San Francisco 49ers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It doesn’t surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years. “We haven’t gotten much respect all year,” he said. “It looks like we still have people to prove wrong.”
The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
The only two notable names that could miss this Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Panthers are Steve Smith and Carlos Rogers. While it’s unlikely that Smith will sit, it would not be a surprise to see Rogers not dressed. Regardless of what happens, both teams will be fine, and shouldn’t have to make any major adjustments.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ever since Jim Harbaugh arrived in San Francisco three years ago to build the 49ers into a consistent winner, a bruising offensive line has been the backbone of the team’s offensive success.
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SAN FRANCISCO (13-4) at CAROLINA (12-4)
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — 49ers by 2
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With the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday, fans will see their share of hotly contested battles and heart-stopping games resolved just as time expires. Which team is most likely to pull out a tough win on the road?
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.
Cam Newton doesn’t like being compared to Colin Kaepernick. “Two different players,” Newton said.