Seahawks Hold Off Panthers


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The Seahawks were able to defeat the Panthers Sunday in a defensive battle, 16-12.  Seattle’s defense has continued to be a strong point for the team this season, shutting down Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton.  The Seahawks defense held Newton to 141 passing yards on 12 or 29 attempts and shut down his run game, limiting him to 7 carries for 42 yards.  Newton was also sacked four times over the course of the game.

Wilson threw for 221 yards with one touchdown and two picks.  Marshawn Lynch ran for 85 yards on 21 carries.  Sidney Rice led all receivers with 5 receptions for 67 yards.  “I felt like we had so much control there,” Wilson said. “I made sure everyone was on the same page, and even changed the snap count a lot. We did a lot of great things today. … Obviously, some of the penalties pulled us back, as did the turnovers, but we still did a lot of great things.”

“It wasn’t easy; it might have looked like it was, but it wasn’t easy because of all the stuff they do,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “And they tried all their options and stuff, and we were able to stay in sync with it, so it’s a fantastic job defensively.  “Nothing can express it more than standing up on the goal line down there and finishing. That was awesome. It’s what defensive players and coaches live for — those challenges and opportunities — and the guys came through in a big way.”

The Seahawks take on the Patriots at home this Sunday.

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