With 'a million' 1st-rounders, why the 49ers' defense is greatest test for Panthers

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With 'a million' 1st-rounders, why the 49ers' defense is greatest test for Panthers
With 'a million' 1st-rounders, why the 49ers' defense is greatest test for Panthers

It isn't Donte Jackson's job to study the San Francisco 49ers defense, but even he can see what's going on in the Bay Area. “That pass rush is crazy, man. Pass rush is really good,” Jackson said Monday. “They get after the quarterback and make life easy for the back end.” Then the light bulb came on, and he added with a fat grin: “I think we know a little bit about that here in Carolina.” Touche. During the Panthers' four-game winning streak, Carolina's defense has catapulted near the top of a number of key defensive metrics. Even having played one fewer game than a number of other top defensive teams thanks to their bye last week, including the undefeated New England Patriots, the Panthers are

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