When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
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.
The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
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.
The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Texans…it did. Paul Gallant breaks down the fallout after the Texans 34-3 loss Sunday night.
Matt Barrows, covers the 49ers for the Sacramento Bee, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about Sunday’s match up between the Texans and the 49ers. He said the 49ers are looking to do better as they haven’t been playing up to their high standards from last year. Barrows discussed why the read option has been used less frequency this season due to teams practicing to combat other teams using the read option.
After a 2-0 start to the season, the Houston Texans have been left reeling the last two weekends. That begs the question, can they turn things around when they head to San Francisco this Sunday evening?
Mike explains why you should be scared of the 49ers… If you weren’t already.