CHARLOTTE - If the Carolina Panthers could defeat the Niners in San Francisco on Nov. 10, you might think they’d be favoured at home for Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game.
But no. It’s a pick-’em.
And, really, that might be generous to Carolina. Even if Vegas really is telling us that the 12-4 NFC West runner-up, the Niners, are a better team on a neutral field than the 12-4 NFC South champs, the Panthers.
Vegas probably is right, despite what happened nine weeks ago.
The Panthers won that meeting 10-9 at Candlestick Park by smothering quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Niners passing game, and by bottling up Frank Gore and the San Fran rushing attack.