49ers Take Down Panthers, 23-10, Reach NFC Championship

Automated Insights

Anquan Boldin had a big day receiving, leading the way to a solid win for the 49ers against the Panthers, 23-10 in Charlotte. With the win, San Francisco moves on to the NFC Championship.

Colin Kaepernick accounted for two touchdowns against the Panthers (1 pass, 1 rush) on 15 of 28 passing for 196 yards and no interceptions. On the Panthers side, Cam Newton went 16 for 25 with 267 yards passing, one touchdown and two picks.

Frank Gore was a standout player for the 49ers, rushing for 84 yards on 17 attempts. Boldin was a highlight, pulling in eight balls for 136 yards.

The San Francisco defense was the difference in the victory, giving up 93 yards rushing and 267 passing. They harassed Newton and the Panthers offensive line with an imposing five sacks.

Finally, Phil Dawson was perfect, making all three of his field goal attempts.

Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. provided some spark with 104 receiving yards. Wide receiver Steve Smith also had a noteworthy performance with 74 receiving yards and one touchdown.


49ers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 87 C. Kaepernick 15 28 196 1 0
- - A. Lee 0 1 0 0 0
A+ 100 A. Boldin 0 1 0 0 0


Panthers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C+ 79 C. Newton 16 25 267 1 2


49ers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 93 F. Gore RB 17 84 4.9 0
D+ 70 K. Hunter RB 9 27 3.0 0
B 87 C. Kaepernick QB 8 15 1.9 1


Panthers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C+ 79 C. Newton QB 10 54 5.4 0
D+ 67 M. Tolbert FB 8 20 2.5 0
- - D. Williams RB 5 13 2.6 0


49ers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 A. Boldin WR 8 136 17.0 0
C 73 M. Crabtree WR 3 26 8.7 0
C 72 Q. Patton WR 1 23 23.0 0


Panthers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A- 91 T. Ginn Jr. WR 4 104 26.0 0
A- 90 S. Smith WR 4 74 18.5 1
B 85 G. Olsen TE 4 55 13.8 0