It was a defensive struggle between the 49ers and the 49ers and were clipped by the Panthers, 10-9, at home.
Colin Kaepernick went without a score on 11 for 22 passing for only 91 yards and one pick. Cam Newton struggled for the Panthers, finishing with 16 for 32 with 169 yards passing, no touchdowns and one pick.
Frank Gore was a bright spot for the 49ers, running for 82 yards on 16 carries and had two receptions for 21 yards. Mario Manningham snagged three balls for 30 yards.
The San Francisco defense held up well in the loss, giving up 111 yards rushing and 169 passing. They manhandled Newton with four sacks.
Finally, Phil Dawson was perfect, making all three of his field goal attempts.
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams racked up 46 yards rushing and one touchdown. Wide receiver Steve Smith also performed well with 63 receiving yards.
The 49ers head to New Orleans next week to face off with the Saints (6-2) while the Panthers will play host to the Patriots (7-2).
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