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The 49er Challenge


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Colin Kaepernick: “We owe them.”

This week’s matchup against the 49ers will be a challenge. The last time the Panthers faced the 49ers it was a tightly contested matchup. This week shouldn’t be an exception.

Both teams were on a winning streak last match. The Panthers had won 4 in a row; 49ers 5 in a row.

The Panther’s defeated the 49ers by one point. Winning the game 10-9.

Offensively, the Panthers put up more yards, 99, to be exact. The Panthers beat the 49ers in the air and on the ground (the RB’s, Williams and Stewart split the reps totaling approx.40yds. each)

Cam Newton put up more passing yards than Kaepernick. Cam almost doubled the amount of Kapernick. Cam was able to put 169 passing yards, compared to Kapernick’s mediocre 91.

Credit goes to the stingy defense of the Carolina Panthers for shutting out the passing game of the 49ers.

The 49ers gave a valiant effort to try and spread the ball around, utilizing six different receivers, however, Mario Manningham was the most productive gaining only a total of 30 yards.

49er fans are screaming foul for the last matchup and are claiming higher status this go around with the addition of WR threat M. Crabtree, who will be expected to contribute to their overall offensive production.

The Panthers also were able to have a solid run defense limiting F. Gore’s effectiveness on the ground holding him under 100 yds.

For the Panthers to have success again this go around, a repeat performance is required with a few minor improvements and adjustments.


(1)   Protect the Ball – Limit turnovers. Both teams had 2 last game.

(2)   Efficient QB—Cam was 16/32 last match.

(3)   Run the ball—Panthers are stacked with running talent. Utilize ‘em.

(4)   Spread the ball to multiple receivers. Last game was a healthy dose, utilizing 6. WR’s should contribute more to overall success of the offense.

(5)   Offense needs to move the ball, fielding good position to score. (The Panthers were only in position to score twice last game. A touchdown and a fieldgoal.) Make the most out of the opportunity.



(1)   Continue to protect the redzone. The defense only allowed field goals (3).

(2)   Disrupt Kaepernick. The defense was able to hold Kaepernick to 16 yards rushing and 91 yards passing.

(3)   Continue to dominate on third down. 49ers were 15% on third down efficiency.

(4)   Sacks. The Panthers had 6 last game against the 49ers.




Is it a battle between QB’s?


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Written by: Phillip Boyce

Twitter: phillipjboyce


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2 Responses to “The 49er Challenge”

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  2. Berdj Joseph Rassam says:

    The game is expected to be close – but the Panthers defense will not limit the 49ers offense to just 3 field goals again. The defense will not hold Kaepernick to only 16 yards rushing and 91 yards passing. The Panthers defense will not hold the 49ers to 15% on 3rd downs. And the Panthers will not sack Kaepernick 6 times again.

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