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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) tackles San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore (21) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (41) makes the tackle on San Francisco 49ers full back Will Tukuafu (48) following a pass reception during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell (21) makes the hit on San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Mitchell was called for unnecessary roughness and the Panthers were penalized 15-yards. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell (21) questions the unnecessary roughness call he received for his hit on San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers were penalized 15-yards. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell (21) questions the unnecessary roughness call he received for his hit on San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) with back judge Steve Freeman (133) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers were penalized 15-yards. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell (21) questions the unnecessary roughness call he received for his hit on San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) with back judge Steve Freeman (133) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers were penalized 15-yards. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) finds no running room as San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) makes the tackle during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) makes a pass reception as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) makes the tackle during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell (11) is unable to make a pass reception of an errant throw during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The ball would be intercepted by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (52). The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (52) intercepts a pass by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) meant for wide receiver Brandon LaFell (11) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A game official gets in between Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) and San Francisco 49ers' Anthony Dixon (24) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) breaks to the outside for yardage vs the Carolina Panthers during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) holds his arms out as Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is pulled away by safety Quintin Mikell and field judge Scott Steenson (88) during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) looks on as Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is pulled away by safety Quintin Mikell during first quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Left) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera disputes a call with an official during first quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) blocks for Kenjon Barner (25) on a kickoff return against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) throws downfield against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith (89) heads upfield past San Francisco 49ers' Ahmad Brooks (55) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Mike Tolbert (35) gets stopped by San Francisco 49ers' Glenn Dorsey (90) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Cam Newton (1) as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown applies defensive pressure during second quarter action of the team's NFL Divisional game on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith (89) reaches for a touchdown pass against San Francisco 49ers' Tarell Brown (25) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates his touchdown pass reception from quarterback Cam Newton (1) during second quarter action of the team's NFL Divisional game vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Left) Carolina Panthers quarterbacks Cam Newton (1) and Derek Anderson (3) celebrate Newton's touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during second quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates his touchdown pass reception to wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during second quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin (81) gets forced out by Carolina Panthers' Melvin White (23) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) throws as Carolina Panthers' Dwan Edwards (92) pressures him in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Quintin Mikell (27) separates San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin (81) from the ball in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) rushes for yardage during second quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) rushes for yardage during second quarter action as San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) looks to make the tackle in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) hands off to DeAngelo Williams (34) while playing against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) tries to find running room past San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman (53) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) makes a reception past San Francisco 49ers' Perrish Cox (20) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives toward the goal line as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) makes the tackle during second quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Ahmad Brooks (55) touches Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) as he jumps offsides in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks leaps over the Carolina Panthers offensive line and quarterback Cam Newton during second quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree (15) makes a reception in from of Carolina Panthers' Melvin White (23) in the first half of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the Carolina Panthers defense in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore (21) makes his way through the Carolina Panthers defense in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Captain Munnerlyn (41) works to brigs down San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin (81) short of a touchdown in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Captain Munnerlyn (41) questions Robert Lester (38) after bringing down San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin (81) short of a touchdown in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) fumbles the ball near the goal line as Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards makes the tackle during third quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) eludes Carolina Panthers' Mike Mitchell (21) and Luke Kuechly (59) on his way to a touchdown in the third quarter of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) does a Superman imitation as he celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers, as Quinton Patton (11) looks on, in the third quarter their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Brandon LaFell (11) reaches up for a catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) gets sacked by San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman (53) in the third quarter of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1)gets sacked by San Francisco 49ers' Ahmad Brooks (55) in the third quarter of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) rushes up the middle for yardage as the Carolina Panthers defense gives chase in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) rushes for yardage vs the Carolina Panthers during fourth quarter action in a NFL Divisional game at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs, safety Bubba Ventrone (41) and safety Craig Dahl make the tackle on Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass to a receiver during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell (11) is unable to make a pass reception as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox broke up the pass during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Brandon LaFell (11) works to gain yardage after a catch against San Francisco 49ers' Perrish Cox (20) in the fourth quarter during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) knees buckle as he is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dan Skuta (51) during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Skuta was called for roughing the passer on the play. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) knees buckle as he is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dan Skuta (51) during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Skuta was called for roughing the passer on the play. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) watches as San Francisco 49ers' Donte Whitner (31) runs upfield after incepting a Cam Newton pass in the fourth quarter during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) waves to the Carolina Panthers bench after intercepting a pass thrown by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during fourth quarter action in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    San Francisco 49ers' Donte Whitner (31) is congratulated by Perrish Cox (20) after intercepting a pass from Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) , as Newton walks of the field, in the fourth quarter of their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans look toward the field in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (center) and teammates watch the video monitor late in the game against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end (95) Charles Johnson grabs ahold of cornerback Josh Thomas' face mask after Thomas was called for unsportsmanlike conduct during late fourth quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) watches from the team's sideline in the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) watches from the team's sideline in the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Tears in his eyes, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith sits on the team's bench in the closing moments of action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Tears in his eyes, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) sits on the team's bench in the closing moments of fourth quarter action of the team's NFL Divisional game vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A teammate reaches out to console Carolina Panthers guard Travelle Wharton (70) as he walks down the team's sideline in the closing moments of action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers tackle Jordan Gross (69) walks down the team's sideline in the closing moments of action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Kenjon Barner (25) talks with Steve Smith (89) on the sideline late in the game against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014. San Francisco won, 23-10 and advances to the NFC Championship game next week.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) walks off the field after the San Francisco 49ers defeated them , 23-10, in their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) walks off the field after the San Francisco 49ers defeated them , 23-10, in their NFC Divisional playoff game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) walks off the field dejected following fourth quarter action vs the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Divisional action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A fans hopeful sign rests in the stands of Bank of America Stadium following the Carolina Panthers loss to the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL Divisional game on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
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