Today's first matchup features the 49ers taking on the Panthers. Colin Kaepernick was in last year's Super Bowl. The last time Cam Newton was in a big postseason game, he was winning a National Championship at Auburn. Insert your professional athlete crack here. If you want some Bears connections to today's games, Les has you covered all the way over here.
(5) San Francisco 49ers (12-4) vs. (2) Carolina Panthers
TV Channel: Fox
Online streaming: Click here
SB Nation blogs: Niners Nation and Cat Scratch Reader
Odds: 49ers are 1-point favorite
This is your Open Thread for today's first game. As always, Open Thread Responsibly (TM).