The Panthers seemed to do everything they could in the first half to lose the game early but the Panther defense kept them in it with big plays up and down the roster. Even given short fields the defense held the 49ers to FG attempts, getting down 9-0 at one point. But Newton and the offense rallied at the end of the half to narrow the lead to 9-7.
The 49ers didn;t threaten to end zone much in the 2nd half but the Panther offense couldn't get it going either. they struggled to get in FG range only to have Gano miss his first one. The defense stayed stout getting pressure and sacking Kaepernick 6 times. They also held Frank Gore to 82 yards rushing.
The 49ers ended the game with only 46 yards of passing offense; 151 yards of total offense. They created two turnovers, one an INT by Drayton Florence to seal the victory. Credit K Graham Gano for coming back from his first miss of the season with a 53 yarder for the winning points.
High Point: Gano's 53 yarder to take the lead
Low Point: A punt block by Jordan Senn gets touched and ends up being a turnover
The Panthers now stand at 6-3 and wait to see how the Saints fare tonight against the Cowboys. We will of course have more analysis on this huge win for the Panthers including a player of the game post later tonight.
For now let's discuss this awesome victory for the Panthers!