The San Francisco Forty-Niners defeated the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC today, 23-10. The Niners will advance to the National Football Conference championship next Sunday, January 19, 2014.
The Niners and the Panthers game was not as close as expected. The Panthers were very scrappy in the First Quarter, and their defense shut down the run quite effectively. As the game wore on, the Niners appeared stronger and more confident, whereas the Panthers were faulted with unnecessary roughness penalties on two or three occasions.
Final score in the game was 23-10, Forty-Niners over the Panthers.