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Old 01-12-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Cam Newton showed again why he's not quite there where he can be a top tier QB and the kind of player that can carry his team. Too many mistakes today by him.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Hickory, NC
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Cam Newton showed again why he's not quite there where he can be a top tier QB and the kind of player that can carry his team. Too many mistakes today by him.
Cam isn't the problem, it's Shula, the offensive coordinator. His playcalling is horrid. Look at the Panthers offensive stats from 2011 and 2012, then look at 2013. In 11 and 12, Chudzinski was the OC. We have a good defense, but we need that offense from 2012 in order to beat teams like Seattle and SF.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The 49er's benefited greatly in the 1st half from poor officiating or biased officiating, which ever way you want to look at it. Not a big surprise. Officiating has been bad all year, inconsistent as hell.

I do think the 49ers were the better team and that proved out in the 2nd half... so no slight on them, just a dig aimed at the poor officiating.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Cam Newton showed again why he's not quite there where he can be a top tier QB and the kind of player that can carry his team. Too many mistakes today by him.
He made some bad throws but that first INT was a tip drill, and it probably didn't help that their RBs didn't show up, and the hotheads on defense gave up at least four 1st downs due to penalties. Cam has a bright future ahead.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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The 49er's benefited greatly in the 1st half from poor officiating or biased officiating, which ever way you want to look at it. Not a big surprise. Officiating has been bad all year, inconsistent as hell.

I do think the 49ers were the better team and that proved out in the 2nd half... so no slight on them, just a dig aimed at the poor officiating.
I would agree, but I think there were some cheap calls that went against the 49ers in the 2nd half. Most of the time, bad officiating will go both ways over the course of a game, even if the timing is bad for one team over another.

The 49ers were simply the better team.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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He made some bad throws but that first INT was a tip drill, and it probably didn't help that their RBs didn't show up, and the hotheads on defense gave up at least four 1st downs due to penalties. Cam has a bright future ahead.
It also looked like Steve Smith was unable to get open in the 2nd half, especially late. Aikman correctly pointed out that he didn't seem to be putting as much pressure on the CB, which may have been due to a worn-out knee. The one concern I'd have if I were the 49ers is that two teams have been able to stretch the field against them. I actually think that they're 'lucky' to be playing Seattle this weekend and not Denver (or New England to a lesser extent) because they've still got to work out the occasional lapses in the secondary. Russell Wilson's a good QB as it is, but Manning would tear them apart if they play like that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Northwest Peninsula
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The key to why Carolina lost the game and San Francisco won....Two goal lines stands by the 49ers giving the 49ers defense the momentum needed to take the game. The Panthers couldn't do jack offensively after that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:41 AM
 
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People seem to forget that Seattle shut out one of the most potent offenses for three quarters. The Saints defense is a good defense, 4th in yards given up per game and offensively, second in passing yards per game. Seattle completely shut down the Saints for three quarters. While Seattle did give up two td in the 4th quarter the game was well in hand by that time.
While Seattle is rated 1st overall in defense, point allowed etc. San Francisco's offense is not up to par with Seattle, while both teams can run the ball about the same, the 49ers are 24th in total yards and 30th in passing, while Seattle better in almost all categories.

And remember one of the problems for San Francisco they will be playing in the stadium that hold the world's record for noise level. In the past that has been a major problem for the 49ers.

The game will be a low scoring fight to the finish with Seattle winning 17-14.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The key to why Carolina lost the game and San Francisco won....Two goal lines stands by the 49ers giving the 49ers defense the momentum needed to take the game. The Panthers couldn't do jack offensively after that.
The two defensive stands were definitely big but I would argue that the first one turned out to be nothing more than a penalty on the Panthers offensive drive which continued from the 30 a few plays later. If your defense has a goal line stance, its only beneficial if your offense can move the ball out of its goal line and changes field position which didn't happen. In this case, the 49ers failed to pick up a first down and the Panthers had the ball at the 30 yard line 3 plays later.. and scored on the next play so the Goal line stance although big and motivational for the 49ers did not directly effect the score nor deter the Panthers.

The second goal line stance was the difference in the game, IMO. One could argue that the 49ers probably wouldn't get the 2nd without the 1st..
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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It's Seattle's year. They are head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL. and have not just beaten, but embarrassed the other leading teams (e.g., Denver, SF, New Orleans).

And it's past time for destiny to wash away the taste of the atrocious officiating in Super Bowl XL:

NFL referee admits he made game-altering mistakes in 2006 Super Bowl - ESPN

SF goes down hard in the noise graveyard. Pats or Denver will be easy meat.
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