CHARLOTTE, NC – Colin Kaepernick ran for one score and threw for another as the San Francisco 49ers beat Carolina 23-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game for the third straight season.
San Francisco’s defense intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton twice in holding Carolina to just 10 points.
The 49ers will travel to NFC West rivals Seattle next Sunday with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII on the line. The teams split their meetings during the regular season.
Kevin Kugler and James Lofton called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.