Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the 49ers on Sept. 18, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The 49ers open the 2017 season at home against the Panthers on Sept. 10.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the 49ers on Sept. 18, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The 49ers open the 2017 season at home against the Panthers on Sept. 10. Bob Leverone Associated Press file
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the 49ers on Sept. 18, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The 49ers open the 2017 season at home against the Panthers on Sept. 10. Bob Leverone Associated Press file