Playoffs! Divisional Round Previews

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Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs onto the field prior to the start of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

49ers @ Panthers

Pick: 49ers

In week 10, the Panthers went to San Francisco and surprised the 49ers 10-9, so they will be confident. I just don’t see this being a game the Panthers will win.

Why I Might be Right: In their week 10 matchup, Kaepernick was struggling and missing Crabtree. Kaepernick – with the help of a healthy Crabtree – Kaepernick is playing much better now. I also like the experience and drive of the 49ers and will always lean toward a team coached by Jim Harbaugh over a team coached by Ron Rivera.
Why I Might be Wrong: I don’t trust Cam Newton, but he is the most physically gifted quarter back in the NFL. Therefore, anytime he is on the field, his team will have a chance.