49ers at Panthers: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch
- Opponent: at Carolina Panthers
- Time: 10 a.m.
- Line: Panthers by 13 1/2
- Records: 49ers 1-0, Panthers 0-1
- TV/radio: Ch. 40 (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber), 810, 1320
Three things to watch
CAN BROCK STOP BENJAMIN?
Cornerback Tramaine Brock was perhaps the 49ers’ finest defensive player in Monday’s 28-0 victory over the Rams. He was targeted eight times, gave up three catches for 16 yards and batted away two passes. He’ll be matched up at times Sunday against another player coming off a strong Week 1 performance. Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin had six catches, 91 yards and a touchdown in 21-20 loss to the Broncos.
TILLER VS. LOTULELEI
Guard Andrew Tiller, the most unsung member of the 49ers’ offensive line, was pressed into service in Week 1 after Anthony Davis suddenly switched back to tackle from guard. Tiller was solid against the Rams’ talented defensive line and delivered one of the blocks that sprung running back Carlos Hyde for his first touchdown. Tiller, who is dealing with an ankle injury, mostly will match up against Carolina defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.
KERLEY CATCHING ON
Jeremy Kerley led the 49ers with seven catches against the Rams, impressive considering he was with the Lions just two weeks earlier. Kerley still hasn’t learned the entire offense and still is developing chemistry with quarterback Blaine Gabbert, so figure Kerley’s best is yet to come.
- Out: T Anthony Davis (concussion)
- Questionable: S Marcus Cromartie (ankle), CB Chris Davis (hamstring), CB Keith Reaser (ankle), G Andrew Tiller (ankle)
- Questionable: S Dean Marlowe (hamstring), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle)
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