49ers, Raiders Suffer Rough Losses in Week 2 - NBC Bay Area

49ers, Raiders Suffer Rough Losses in Week 2



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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 18: Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers scrambles from Shaq Thompson #54 of the Carolina Panthers in the 2nd quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers suffered rough losses in the second week of the season after promising performances during opening week.

    The Niners, who ran into the freight train Carolina Panthers offense which lead the league in most offensive categories in 2015, ran all over the Niners defense.

    Sunday's game was not a complete blowout as Blaine Gabbert and the Niners mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter, bringing the game as close as a one touchdown lead for the Panthers.

    Head coach Chip Kelly said Monday in a press conference that he has no intentions to make a quarterback change and likes where they are with Gabbert.

    San Francisco's schedule does not get any easier from here, they will now travel north to take on bitter rival Seattle on Sunday.

    The Raiders defense continues to be the back breaker for the team, allowing over 500 yards for the second straight game.

    The game came down to a tip play on a pass from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to receiver Justin Hardy that broke a 21-21 tie in the fourth.

    A close play out of bounds kept the Raiders from tying the score as wide receiver Amari Cooper was pushed out before coming back to catch the ball.

    Oakland disappointed fans in the home opener, but will look to get back on the winning track next week in Tennessee.

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