Another winner Sunday: Monday Night Football.
Carolina’s upset of San Francisco will entice curious fans around the country to tune into next Monday’s game – New England at Carolina. The Patriots are 7-2. The 6-3 Panthers have won five straight. The Panthers are new money, the Patriots old money.
The Patriots have long been elite, and the Panthers are scrambling to get there. If you want a ticket to one of Carolina’s four remaining home games, incidentally, you better act now. Don’t expect one for Carolina-New England. The game is sold out.
The play was ruled an incompletion, however, and replay officials declined to overturn the call. The ball should have been Carolina’s since Thomas Davis recovered it. Instead, the 49ers kept it at the Carolina 6.