Carolina Panthers' right defensive end Greg Hardy was a bonafide Pro Bowler this season and was No. 2 in the NFL with 15 sacks.Of course, that was far short of the 50 he predicted before the season."Still have some games left, buddy," he told a reporter this week, when reminded of his playful prognostication.But if Hardy is going to get a boatload of sacks this Sunday in the Panthers' divisional-round playoff game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers, he's going to have to get them against Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley – not an easy task. He's also battling a bit of trouble with asthma, but says it's not a big deal.In the 49ers-Panthers meeting earlier this season, a 10-9 decision in Carolina's favor, Hardy was able to get plenty of pressure on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who was sacked six times – but wasn't in on any of those six.It will be one of the key matchups in Sunday's rematch, Hardy vs. Staley, two terrific linemen going head-to-head on almost every snap.Hardy's nickname is "The Kraken," after a mythical monster from the "Harry Potter" books. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from the University of Mississippi is a big, strong, athletic...