Look at what's returning to the field tomorrow for your San Francisco 49ers:
- The entire 49ers team after finishing their bye week
- Mario Manningham who hasn't played since December of 2012 when he tore ligaments in his knee
- Aldon Smith who missed 5 games while checked into a rehabilitation center to work out his personal issues, and of course
- The always interesting Terrell Owens who will be part of Candlestick Park's farewell celebration
Of course this also brings up some questions that should be answered in tomorrow's game:
- Can the 49ers continue their solid run against a team with a winning record that is also on a hot run?
- Can Manningham provide enough of a boost for the NFL's last ranked passing offense?
- Will Aldon Smith's athleticism allow him to overcome his rustiness and pressure the QB effectively?
- Will T.O. be able to convince Baalke to sign him for one day so he can retire a 49er?
- Will there be an end to these bullet points so we can get to the actual links?
49ers vs. Panthers Previews
ESPN team bloggers do the comparison on two comparable teams: Power running, athletic QB, stout defense. | Double Coverage: Panthers at 49ers (ESPN)
How much will Carolina stack the box against the 49ers league leading rushing offense? | Carolina's second-ranked run defense could be first to rely on just 7 (Branch)
Number 1 ground game + Number 32 passing game = Number 16 overall in offense. | 49ers With No. 1 Ground Game After Struggles (Scout)
This week's Infographic details just how similar these two teams are. | Infographic: 49ers vs. Panthers Preview (49ers)
It's no surprise that the Niners are favored at home, but we all know it's not going to be an easy game. | 49ers favored despite Panthers' winning streak (CSN Bay Area)
The whole unstoppable force vs. immovable object bit. | Collision course: 49ers top-ranked running game vs. Carolina's No. 2 run defense (Barrows)
The yardstick in Candlestick. | Panthers deem 49ers a great measuring stick (CSN Bay Area)
Panthers Game Notes
Believe it or not, 12 years ago Jim Harbaugh played on the same team with still active Carolina WR Steve Smith. | 49ers' Harbaugh faces old teammate (Inman)
Both teams are starting rookies on the defensive side that are early contenders for the Rookie of the Year award. | Eric Reid, Lotulelei Among Top Defensive Rookies (49ers)
Transcript of Harbaugh's latest media session where he talks about Steve Smith, Ron Rivera, Eric Reid, etc. | Coach's Notebook: Nov. 8 (49ers)
Aldon Smith is clearly playing, but what percentage of snaps will he play? | Aldon Smith to have limited role for 49ers vs. Panthers (NFL)
Assorted Team Notes
Matt answers questions about the futures of Aldon Smith, Eric Wright, LaMichael James, Kyle Williams, and 49ers WRs. | 49ers Mailbag: Aldon Smith has long-term future with 49ers (Maiocco)
Some pretty hilarious ribbing of LMJ about Stanford's win over his Oregon Ducks. | Stanford Win Felt in 49ers Locker Room (49ers)
More Candlestick moments: Steve Young to T.O. in "The Catch II". | Farewell Candlestick: Wild Wildcard (49ers)
No he's not the new veteran WR signing. He will be an honorary captain though. | Guess who's back? Terrell Owens to serve as honorary 49ers captain (Barrows)
Another former 49ers great comes to honor the stadium's final season. | Terrell Owens' return to Candlestick (ESPN)
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