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Get Primed: 49ers @ Panthers

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The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to buck the trend Super Bowl losers being unable to get back to the big game. But first they must beat the upstart Carolina Panthers, who mirror the 49ers with their physical defense and running game. Inside we go in depth and preview Sunday's Divisional Round matchup.

The Carolina Panthers took the 49ers' lunch on their home field back in November. San Francisco, missing many key pieces, was still looking for its offensive identity as Colin Kaepernick took his lumps in the midst of his first full season as starter. The team looked in a lull following it's bye week after their trip to London in Week 9. A number of things have changed. The venue, the stakes and... Recommended Stories