The 2014 NFL playoff divisional schedule continues today when San Francisco 49ers take on the surprising Carolina Panthers in game one of today's NFL playoffs.
Yesterday the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots punched their ticket to the NFL's version of the final four next weekend and sometime after 8:00 p.m. EST we will know who the other two teams will be.
According to a Sportsline report on Jan. 11, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers want a little revenge for an earlier season loss to the Panthers, but that might not come so easy in North Carolina today.
"We owe 'em," Kaepernick said after he threw for 227 yards and ran for 98 during a 23-20 wild-card victory at Green Bay on Sunday.
Kaepernick, a virtual unknown on the gridiron just 14 months ago, comes into this game with all the playoff experience over his QB counterpart. Cam Newton will make his post season debut today and you can bet that no one will be more fired up for the challenge than Newton.
Las Vegas odds makers opened up with 49ers at -1, but as of this morning the odds have grown even more in favor of San Francisco as the current spread is -3 with the over/under number set at 42.5.
This game should be a great one, but unlike the public who likes the 49ers, I think Carolina will play well and upset San Francisco.
Experience usually matters, but the Carolina defense isn't half as bad as the Packers - and Green Bay should have beat San Francisco last week.
Newton will shine and the Panthers will move on to Seattle.
Pick: Carolina +3
The game is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on FOX. For NFL fans on the go you can catch all the action online by downloading the FOX Sports GO app on your PC, tablet or smart phone.
Here is a look at some of the prop bets for today's big NFC match-up.
Total Passing Yards - Colin Kaepernick (SF)
Over or Under 215½
Total Rushing Yards - Colin Kaepernick (SF)
Over or Under 40½ yards
Total Rushing Yards - Frank Gore (SF)
Over or Under 70½ yards rushing
Total Receiving Yards - Anquan Boldin (SF)
Over or Under 57½ Total yards
Total Passing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)
Over or Under 215½
Total Rushing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)
Over or Under 39½
Total Rushing Yards - DeAngelo Williams (CAR)
Over or Under 47½
Who will have more Rushing Yards in the game?
Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB -130
Cam Newton (CAR) QB EVEN