Originally posted by 3slaters:Its funny that so many on here scream Seattle only wins because they cheat on defense! Yet are offended when another fan base says the same thing about the niners. 49er's did physically beat the Panthers just like the Seahawks deserve credit for winning last year. Another year with Seattle and San Fran at the top.
I'll bite. Just how did we cheat against the Panthers? I'll be honest and admit that we (Boldin especially) got away with a lot of trash talking and head butting their defense. I remember two flagrant personal fouls that weren't called. But what besides that?
To my recollection, it was a tight first quarter with us and Carolina trading blows, but then their defense started to come apart towards the end of the first half. In the second half, Cam Newton basically quit on his team which is really what they need to be mad about. Dude just sat on the sideline, pouting while watching us move the ball.
It was quite sad to see, actually.