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Cam Newton turns it over early, allowing 49ers an early lead

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) smiles during warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) AP

The 49ers were able to make an early statement. But it wasn’t anything to do with the flag.

Taking advantage of a penalty on the kickoff return and a Cam Newton interception, the 49ers were able to get a field goal out of the deal for an early 3-0 lead on the road.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s pass toward tight end Ed Dickson was tipped by linebacker Navorro Bowman and intercepted by safety Antoine Bethea, giving the 49ers the ball at the Panthers 22.

From there, the 49ers only trusted Blaine Gabbert to pass it once on their seven-play drive, which may be the most effective plan for them today.

Colin Kaepernick continued to kneel through the national anthem, continuing his protest against racism and police brutality. Safety Eric Reid again kneeled next to him, and four teammates (Antoine Bethea, Eli Harold, Jaquiski Tartt and Rashard Robinson) raised their right fists during the anthem.

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1 Response to “Cam Newton turns it over early, allowing 49ers an early lead”
  1. kamthechancellor says: Sep 18, 2016 1:33 PM

    Niners defense is legit…offense not so much.

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