1:00 PM ET, December 2, 2007
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Gore, a former college teammate of Sean Taylor at Miami, pointed to the sky after a moment of silence for Taylor before the game. All NFL games remembered the slain Washington Redskins safety. ... Panthers S Chris Harris (shoulder) and 49ers S Donald Strickland (knee) left with injuries, but they were not believed to be serious.
The Carolina defense played very well, forcing four San Francisco turnovers and giving the offense good starting field position. Carolina defensive ends Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker occasionally aligned inside as the tackles and twisted to the outside in a pass rush. The Carolina defensive tackles then twisted inside, which allowed Peppers and Rucker to end up as the outside contain players on the passing downs. This was a good way to allow Carolina defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to get an angled pass rush and still allow the athletes like Peppers and Rucker to be on the outside, in case San Francisco QB Trent Dilfer wanted to scramble out of the pocket. The Panthers' defense was too much for the 49ers to handle.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||01:29||John Kasay 19 Yd||0||3|
|TD||10:03||Dante Rosario 5 Yd Pass From Vinny Testaverde (John Kasay Kick)||0||10|
|TD||06:32||Richard Marshall 67 Yd Interception Return (John Kasay Kick)||0||17|
|TD||11:19||Arnaz Battle 20 Yd Pass From Trent Dilfer (Joe Nedney Kick)||7||17|
|TD||08:29||Delanie Walker 21 Yd Pass From Trent Dilfer (Joe Nedney Kick)||14||17|
|TD||04:52||Deshaun Foster 1 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||14||24|
|TD||10:26||Jeff King 1 Yd Pass From Vinny Testaverde (John Kasay Kick)||14||31|