The Richie Incognito story doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. News emerged late-week that he had been involved in an incident during a team golf outing in which he was accused of sexually harassing a female volunteer.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin addressed the media and said the team Cheap Youth Jerseys handled the issue internally, taking “immediate action,” but was unwilling to elaborate on what action was taken. Incognito’s behavior has been closely scrutinized ever since Jonathan Martin left the organization and claimed he was physically and verbally abused by his teammates, most notably Incognito.
Despite weariness over Incognito’s many off-field issues, the Dolphins felt like they didn’t have a choice but to keep him on, since they did not have a reliable option to start at guard in his absence.
Although San Francisco is nearly a touchdown favorite, you could make an argument the Panthers are the better team. Carolina is built very similar to the 49ers and it all starts with a stout defense. The Panthers have the No. 2 scoring defense in the NFL and are No. 3 in yards allowed. Carolina has been great against the run, allowing just 79.1 rushing yards per game. San Francisco holds a slight advantage in most offensive categories, although Cam Newton’s recent play has the Panthers on the rise.
Both teams have fared well against the spread recently. Carolina is 5-3 ATS Custom Cheap Jerseys this season and 5-1 in its last six games. The 49ers are 6-2 ATS and are 5-0 in their last five games. The Panthers are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, dating back to last season.
Despite being two of the top defensive teams in the NFL, the over may be a solid bet if history holds. The total has gone over in four of Carolina’s last five road games and over in four of San Francisco’s last five games. The over has also hit in eight of the 49ers last 10 games at home.