Panthers vs. 49ers Live Stream preseason 2017 Online Game, Preview How To Watch NFL Football Live Stream, live update, what TV Channel, TV Schedule, online streaming, odds & match preview and more info, When: Sunday, September 10th at 1:25 pm PT, Levi’s Stadium. NFL Pass Free
The San Francisco 49ers host the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, here we preview the Week 1 contest. The Week 1 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers is a battle of two teams looking to bounce back from 2016 disappointments but each with very different expectations.
For San Francisco, this signals the start of a new era as Kyle Shanahan takes charge of his first regular season game with a roster that is vastly different to the one that went 2-14 under Chip Kelly. The Niners will, of course, be looking to improve their record but performances are more important than results in the first year of a multi-year rebuild.
The Panthers’ offseason moves were about taking the pressure off Cam Newton, if the Niners are to have a chance, then they need to negate the impact of the additions Carolina has made. That naturally means stopping McCaffrey, who will look to inspire a ground game that ranked 23rd in Football Outsiders’ DVOA in 2016. If McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart get going as runners, then that will allow Newton to set up play-action and push the ball downfield, which is what he is best at.
Netwon’s downfield accuracy is among the best in the NFL and he has the added bonus of a starting wideout in Kelvin Benjamin who has impressed in camp and preseason. Taking away the run threat should limit Newton’s abilities to go deep, but dialling up pressure will also be key to the Niners’ hopes of slowing him down.