Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers

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13
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51
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Game Information
Location: Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 69,083

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Racing out to six straight wins to open the season against a less than formidable schedule left some people doubting how good the San Francisco 49ers actually are. Blowing out a Carolina team that had won four straight games should quiet some of those critics.

Tevin Coleman scored three of his four touchdowns in the first half, rookie Nick Bosa had three sacks to go along with an acrobatic interception and the 49ers remained unbeaten with a 51-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in their highest-scoring game in 26 years.

"It doesn't really matter what the outside world thinks," said cornerback Richard Sherman, who had an interception. "We know what we have in this building. The same thing we've said since training camp, we'll continue to say. We knew the talent we have, we just have to execute and focus on us and let the chips fall where they may."

The Niners (7-0) are off to their best start since winning their first 10 games in 1990 and now have a second win against a team with a winning record thanks to a complete performance against the Panthers (4-3).

Jimmy Garoppolo and the offense had little trouble carving Carolina's defense with 232 yards rushing and a pair of touchdown passes for San Francisco's most prolific offensive game since beating Detroit 55-17 on Dec. 19, 1993. The Niners stellar defense did the rest.

San Francisco intercepted three passes from Kyle Allen, who came into the game with no interceptions on 153 career attempts while winning his first five starts in place of injured starter Cam Newton. They also had seven sacks, with Bosa getting three of them to go along with his leaping interception and 46-yard return on the final play of the third quarter.

"Whenever your moves are working really good, it's a good feeling," Bosa said. "Once you get a sack early you calm down."

Coleman did most of the rest of the damage. He scored on a 19-yard run in the first quarter, added a 10-yard catch in the second quarter, broke the game open with a 48-yard run late in the first half and added a 1-yard run late in the third quarter.

Coleman finished with 11 carries for 105 yards and two catches for 13 yards. He became just the fourth 49ers player to score at least four touchdowns in a regular-season game, joining Jerry Rice (1993, 1990) and Billy Kilmer (1961). Rice holds the team record with five TDs against Atlanta in 1990.

"He knows how to play in the offense," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "He had some good looks today, and when Tevin has a good look, he usually can get in the end zone."

Receiver Deebo Samuel added a 20-yard touchdown run on a nifty inside handoff that tricked Carolina and Raheem Mostert scored on a 41-yard run that made it 51-13 in the fourth quarter.

Garoppolo finished 18 for 22 for 175 yards with TD passes to Coleman and Emmanuel Sanders.

Allen went 19 for 37 for 158 yards on a day that Newton was able to take warmups before the game in a sign that he could be close to being ready to return from a foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 2.

Christian McCaffrey was the lone bright spot on Carolina's offense with 117 yards rushing and a TD and 38 yards receiving.

"They showed up. We didn't," Panthers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy said. "We just didn't come here today and be who we were supposed to be and play like we were supposed to play. We have to do a better job of not beating ourselves. We did a lot of wrong out there today."

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

The 49ers made a trade earlier in the week to acquire Sanders from Denver and it paid off almost immediately. Sanders caught two passes on the opening drive, including a 4-yard TD from Garoppolo . He finished with four catches for 25 yards.

"It was probably one of the easiest touchdowns I have had," Sanders said. "It was awesome to get on the opening drive to be a newcomer on this team and be able to open up like that is awesome."

HARD HIT

Niners kickoff specialist Mitch Wishnowsky got called for a rare personal foul when he was called for lowering his helmet to initiate contact on Carolina returner Reggie Bonnafon in the second quarter. That gave the Panthers the ball at the 49ers 47 to start the drive but a holding penalty on Trai Turner wiped out a long run by McCaffrey and a sack by D.J. Jones led to a stalled drive for Carolina.

INJURIES

Panthers: WR Jarius Wright left with a leg injury in the second half.

49ers: RB Matt Breida left after injuring his ankle late in the first half. ... RB Jeff Wilson left in the fourth quarter with a stinger.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host Tennessee on Sunday.

49ers: Visit Arizona on Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers 49ers
09:14 Emmanuel Sanders 4 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Robbie Gould kick) 0 7
04:23 Joey Slye 41 yd FG 3 7
01:09 Tevin Coleman 19 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 3 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers 49ers
12:43 Tevin Coleman 10 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Robbie Gould kick) 3 21
01:53 Tevin Coleman 48 yd run (2pt Sack of Mitch Wishnowsky) 3 27

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers 49ers
12:43 Bruce Irvin safety 5 27
11:15 Christian McCaffrey 40 yd run (Christian McCaffrey 2pt Rush) 13 27
07:15 Deebo Samuel 20 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 13 34
00:29 Tevin Coleman 1 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 13 41

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers 49ers
12:52 Robbie Gould 20 yd FG 13 44
06:16 Raheem Mostert 41 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 13 51

Team Stats
  Carolina San Francisco
1st Downs 12 24
Total Yards 230 388
Passing 100 156
Passing Completions/Attempts 19-37 18-22
Yards/Pass 2.3 6.2
Rushing 130 232
Rushing Attempts 19 38
Yards/Rush 6.8 6.1
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Possession 26:59 33:01

Carolina Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kyle Allen 19 37 158 4.3 0 3

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jimmy Garoppolo 18 22 175 8.0 2 1

Carolina Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Christian McCaffrey 14 117 8.4 1 40
Jordan Scarlett 4 9 2.2 0 6
Reggie Bonnafon 1 4 4.0 0 4

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Tevin Coleman 11 105 9.6 3 48
Raheem Mostert 9 60 6.7 1 41
Matt Breida 11 35 3.2 0 17
Deebo Samuel 2 29 14.5 1 20
Jeff Wilson Jr. 2 6 3.0 0 4
Nick Mullens 3 -3 -1.0 0 -1

Carolina Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Curtis Samuel 4 46 11.5 0 20
DJ Moore 5 38 7.6 0 10
Christian McCaffrey 4 38 9.5 0 24
Greg Olsen 2 13 6.5 0 9
Jarius Wright 2 12 6.0 0 10
DeAndrew White 1 8 8.0 0 8
Reggie Bonnafon 1 3 3.0 0 3
Ian Thomas 0 0 0.0 0
Brandon Zylstra 0 0 0.0 0

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
George Kittle 6 86 14.3 0 29
Emmanuel Sanders 4 25 6.2 1 13
Deebo Samuel 3 19 6.3 0 9
Matt Breida 1 15 15.0 0 15
Tevin Coleman 2 13 6.5 1 10
Kendrick Bourne 1 12 12.0 0 12
Dante Pettis 1 5 5.0 0 5

Carolina Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Luke Kuechly 9 1 0 0
Eric Reid 7 1 1 6
Tre Boston 7 0 0 0
Bruce Irvin 5 0 2 13
Vernon Butler 5 1 0 0
Mario Addison 2 1 0 0
James Bradberry 2 1 0 0
Donte Jackson 2 0 0 0
Gerald McCoy 2 0 0 0
Efe Obada 2 0 0 0
Shaq Thompson 2 2 0 0
Dontari Poe 1 0 0 0
Kyle Allen 0 0 0 0
Reggie Bonnafon 0 0 0 0
Ross Cockrell 0 1 0 0
Rashaan Gaulden 0 0 0 0
Marquis Haynes 0 1 0 0
Colin Jones 0 0 0 0
Jordan Kunaszyk 0 0 0 0
Kyle Love 0 1 0 0
DJ Moore 0 0 0 0
Curtis Samuel 0 0 0 0
DeAndrew White 0 0 0 0

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Richard Sherman 5 0 0 0
Fred Warner 5 1 0 0
Nick Bosa 4 0 3 25
Ronald Blair III 4 0 1 12
D.J. Jones 4 1 1 10
Arik Armstead 3 0 2 11
Kwon Alexander 3 1 0 0
Dre Greenlaw 2 0 0 0
Dontae Johnson 2 0 0 0
Emmanuel Moseley 2 0 0 0
Jimmie Ward 2 0 0 0
K'Waun Williams 2 0 0 0
DeForest Buckner 1 1 0 0
Sheldon Day 1 0 0 0
Jaquiski Tartt 1 0 0 0
Solomon Thomas 1 1 0 0
Kendrick Bourne 0 0 0 0
Marcell Harris 0 0 0 0
George Kittle 0 0 0 0
Tarvarius Moore 0 0 0 0
Raheem Mostert 0 0 0 0
Mark Nzeocha 0 0 0 0
Jeff Wilson Jr. 0 0 0 0
Mitch Wishnowsky 0 0 0 0

Carolina Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Luke Kuechly 1 1 0

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Nick Bosa 1 46 0
Richard Sherman 1 21 0
Emmanuel Moseley 1 3 0

Carolina Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Reggie Bonnafon 5 95 19.0 0 35
Brandon Zylstra 1 26 26.0 0 26
DeAndrew White 1 26 26.0 0 26

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Carolina Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Brandon Zylstra 1 0 0.0 0 0

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 6 49 8.2 0 14

Carolina Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Joey Slye 1 1 100.0 41

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Robbie Gould 1 1 100.0 20

Carolina Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Michael Palardy 7 313 56

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Mitch Wishnowsky 3 121 46