Here are a few reasons why:
- The Carolina Panthers have one of the best defenses in the NFL - similar to the defense Kaepernick will be opposing this weekend in Seattle. They couldn't stop Kaepernick.
- Kaepernick now has three playoff wins on the road in his short NFL career. That's more than the likes of Hall of Fame players Joe Montana and Steve Young.
- Kaepernick has a sterling 92.7 QB rating in five postseason games. The notion that he manages a game and relies on a strong defense is largely a farce if you look at the numbers he has posted in the postseason.
- Kaepernick is the most dynamic player in the game on Sunday. A lot of people will use Kaepernick's scrambling ability as a talking point. The fact is if you watch Kaepernick, he will make about four or five throws a game that are other-worldly. He is truly a dual-threat QB that has a big game head coach to maximize his talents.
I find myself struggling a little bit with which way I will go on Sunday with my bets; but I look at the current line and it sits at Seattle favored by 3.5 points. So you're telling me I get this dynamic Quarterback (Kaepernick), I get possibly the hottest team in the sport with a great head coach whom are the defending NFC Champions; AND I get 3.5 points?
I think you know which way I'm going with this. Bet San Francisco with confidence this Sunday if you do nothing else.