What's it going to be, a defensive battle, or a quarterback highlight reel?
This one should be good. Neutral, non-rainy or freezing conditions should make for an even track as well.
The winner heads to Seattle for the NFC Championship game - a spot that's plenty familiar to the 49ers, who would be making their third straight appearance in the game. It's been a while for the Panthers, but led by a dramatic and impressive turnaround in 2014, appear to be a team that might make a run of their own over the next few years.
Still, the experience the 49ers have, and the level at which they've been playing, including an outstanding performance on the road in Green Bay, will help them win against the spread (San Francisco -3).
49ers (-3) over CAROLINA
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