Fans can watch the San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers live online and see which one of the NFC’s powers earns their way into the conference championship.
The game kicks off from Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 1:05 pm on Sunday.
While the matchup is being broadcast on Fox, fans who want to watch the San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers live online will be able to catch streaming video of the contest.
For the first time this year all NFL playoff games are available to watch live online, though Fox makes viewers jump through a bit more hoops than CBS or NBC does. To watch the game, viewers must authenticate that they are a subscriber through the Fox Sports Go app or the Fox website.
The game pitting two 12-4 teams is a rematch from November, when an attacking Panthers defense held Colin Kaepernick to under 100 yard throwing in the 10-9 victory.
The Panthers aren’t taking Kaepernick lightly this time, especially given his payoff success running the ball.
“Our defensive ends can’t get too far past the quarterback or he takes off and it gives him huge lanes,” said Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, who took down Kaepernick for two of his three sacks this season. “It’s important that everyone stays in their lanes and when someone does get out of their lane we have to cover that up quickly.”
Fans who watch the San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers live online will see a much different 49ers team than in November, however. Kaepernick has a stronger supporting cast including wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who has returned from an Achilles injury. Tight end Vernon Davis was also absent from much of the last matchup between the teams after he suffered an early concussion.
“It’s a team game and it’s going to take a little bit from everybody,” Crabtree said. “I think we got those key players.”
For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, this will also be an introduction to the playoffs.
“You don’t want to be overthinking things,” Newton said. “I have yet to experience a playoff game, but I know the atmosphere will be hectic to say the least.”
Fans who want to watch the San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers live online can click here for the Fox website. Mobile users can also catch all the NFL playoffs live streaming action through the Fox Sports Go app.