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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Extra Week Of Rest Allows Panthers To Be Very Healthy For 49ers

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.

01/10/2014

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers defends against a pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Injuries To Carlos Rogers And Steve Smith Should Not Drastically Effect 49ers Or Panthers

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.

01/10/2014

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Panthers WR Smith: ‘I Should Be OK’ For Sunday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said his left knee feels “fine” and hopes to be ready to play Sunday against San Francisco in the NFC divisional playoffs.

01/10/2014

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

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?

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Panthers WR Smith: Injured Knee Feeling Worse

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Thursday his injured left knee isn’t coming along quite as well as he’d hoped. Smith practiced for the second straight day on a limited basis, saying, “It didn’t feel as great as I thought it’d feel.”

01/10/2014

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[VIDEO] Carolina Panthers’ Best Plays & Memories Of 2013

It’s almost that time…The NFC Playoff Divisional Round is coming to Charlotte, NC, as our Carolina Panthers (12-4) face off against the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) this Sunday afternoon.

01/08/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Panthers Severely Lacking In Playoff Experience As They Prepare For Niners

The Carolina Panthers have not been to the playoffs since 2008. The upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers will mark just the fifth time in franchise history that the Panthers have been to the playoffs, and that means the team is severely lacking in playoff experience.

01/08/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

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.

01/07/2014

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Panthers WR Smith Says He Will Play vs. 49ers

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith says he’ll play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC divisional playoffs.

What he can’t predict is how his sprained left knee will feel during the game.

01/06/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

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.

01/02/2014

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