The 49ers capitalized on DeAngelo Williams' lost fumble with a 24-yard field goal from Joe Nedney.
With 8:44 left in the second quarter, San Francisco leads, 10-3.
The 49ers drove 50 yards in eight plays before the Panthers stopped them inside their own 10 and forced out Nedney (who once upon a time, kicked for Carolina while John Kasay was injured).
Carolina is having difficulty stopping the 49ers' primary offensive weapon, Frank Gore, who already has 51 yards rushing and 32 receiving.
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