Here we go into Week 8 of the San Francisco 49ers season. They haven’t had a start as good as this since 1990 and they will be trying to ride that momentum as they host the Carolina Panthers This will be an afternoon game with a 1:05 PM start time. Dick Stockton will be calling the game with Mark Schlereth on color.
There has been no stopping the 49ers so far. They are 6-0 and riding off some convincing victories with their defense. They just got done fighting Washington and the elements at FedEx Field with a 9-0 shutout. They also got out of there injury free. There is a new face to the team, however. They made a trade with the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos get a third and fourth-round pick while the 49ers get Sanders and a fifth-round pick. This gives quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a much-needed pass-catching weapon on the field and the 49ers that potential No. 1 receiver. Kyle Shanahan has said Sanders will be involved in the game plan, so his recent addition status shouldn’t deter him from catching some balls.
The Panthers are having their own success. Quarterback Cam Newton went down and in came Kyle Allen. While he has loved to fumble the ball (6 fumbles so far), and taken his share of sacks (10) he has yet to throw an interception in 2019. His debut in Week 3 was 19 for 26 (73.08 completion percentage) 261 yards and four touchdowns. To say a controversy isn’t brewing would be incorrect. His numbers have gone back to planet earth in subsequent weeks, but there’s no denying that the 49ers defense has a new test in front of them. Outside of Allen, the 49ers also have to deal with Christian McCaffrey who has been the Carolina Panthers offense.The Panthers are 4-2 and Allen has not lost a game yet this year. This is going to be a football game.
The 49ers will be going into this without tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, defensive tackle D.J. Jones and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon.
The Panthers will be without quarterback Cam Newton, tackle Greg Little, linebacker and linebacker Christian Miller.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Sunday, October 27, 1:05 P.M., PT
TV channel: FOX
Online streaming: fuboTV,NFL Gamepass
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: Panthers lead series 13-8
Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth
Enemy blog: Cat Scratch Reader
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8 31-17 WIN Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15 41-17 WIN Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22, 24-20 WIN Week 4: Bye week Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7 31-3, WIN Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13 20-1 WIN Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20 9-0 WIN
Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27
Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31
Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11
Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17
Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24
Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1
Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8
Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15
Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday OR Sunday, December 21/22
Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 29