CHARLOTTE, NC (WSFX) - The Carolina Panthers return to the NFL playoffs today and you can watch the action on Fox Wilmington.
The 12-4 Panthers play host to the San Francisco 49ers in Charlotte. You can watch the game on Fox Wilmington beginning at 1 p.m. It's Carolina's first trip to the playoffs since 2008.
Receiver Steve Smith says he hopes to play Sunday after injuring his knee in a regular season game against the New Orleans Saints.
The winner advances to the NFC Championship Game next weekend in Seattle.