On November 10th, the Panthers will travel to Candlestick Park to face last years NFC champs, the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately for the Niners, they will be without one of their most dynamic playmakers in Michael Crabtree after he suffered a torn achilles in OTA's this past Tuesday. Although the Niners don't expect Crabtree to miss the entire season, he will most certainly miss the majority of the regular season, and one could only assume would only participate if the Niners were to be in contention for a playoff spot or a deep playoff run. It's a crushing blow for the Niners and Crabtree, who developed an immediate rapport with QB Colin Kaepernick, grabbing 86 receptions for 946 yards and 9 td's in their 11 starts together last year.
For the Panthers however; it's a bit of a break for a team that's traveling across the country to face one of the NFL's best teams.