Seahawks vs. Panthers NFL Game Capsule

Grant Halverson

Here is the first Panthers game capsule of the season. Woot! Woot!

That's because the 2013 season is upon us.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS

SERIES:

Seahawks vs. Panthers
Series Leader Seattle, 3-2
Win Streaks Seattle, last 2
Coaches vs. Opponent Carroll 2-0, Rivera 0-1
Last Game 10/7/12: Seahawks 16 at Panthers 12. Seattle WR Golden Tate catches 13-yard pass from rookie QB Russell Wilson. Seahawks defense holds Carolina to 190 total net yards.
Last Game at Site 10/7/12
Broadcast FOX (1:00 p.m. EST): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale (field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Seattle), 93 (Carolina). XM: 230 (Carolina).

2012 STATS

Passing Wilson: 252-393-3,118-26-10-100.0 (3C) Newton: 280-485-3,869-19-12-86.2
Rushing Lynch: 315-1,590 (3L)-5.0-11 (T3C) Newton (QB): 127-741-5.8-8
Receiving Rice: 50-748-15.0-7 S. Smith: 73-1,174-16.1-4
Offense 350.6 360.7
Take/Give +13 +1
Defense 306.2 (2C) 333.1
Sacks Clemons: 11.5 Johnson: 12.5 (3C)
Ints Sherman: 8 (T2L) 4 tied: 2
Punting Ryan: 45.6 Nortman: 43.0
Kicking Hauschka: 118 (46/48 PAT; 24/27 FG) Gano: 47 (20/21 PAT; 9/11 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: Won final 5 regular-season games & advanced to NFC Divisional Playoffs.

Pro Bowl QB RUSSELL WILSON threw 26 TD passes last year, tied for most by rookie in NFL history (PEYTON MANNING, 1998). Completed 252 of 393 passes (64.1 pct.) for 3,118 yards with 26 TDs vs. 10 INTs for 100.0 passer rating. Wilson & Was. QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III are only rookie QBs in NFL history with 100+ rating.

Pro Bowl RB MARSHAWN LYNCH was 3rd in NFL with career-high 1,590 rush yards. Had 100+ rush yards in 8 of final 10 games in 2012. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,531 rush yards.

WRs SIDNEY RICE & GOLDEN TATE tied for team lead with 7 TDs in 2012.

Seahawks led NFL in fewest points allowed (245), points per game allowed (15.3) & TDs allowed (25). Defense ranked in top 5 in NFC in all 3 categories: 2nd overall (306.2), 3rd passing (203.1) & 5th rushing (103.1). Team's red-zone defense was 2nd in NFC last season with 44.7% TD pct. allowed (17 TDs, 38 poss.).

CB RICHARD SHERMAN led team with 24 passes defensed & 8 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL. Scored 2 TDs (blocked FG return & INT-TD) last year.

LB BOBBY WAGNER led team as rookie last year with 139 tackles.

PANTHERS: Won final 4 games to close out 2012 season.

QB CAM NEWTON has 7,920 pass yards, most by player in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Is only QB with 500+ rush yards in each of 1st 2 seasons. Only player in NFL history with 5,000+ pass yards (7,920), 25+ pass TDs (40), 1,000+ rush yards (1,447) & 15+ rush TDs (22) in 1st 2 seasons.

RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS is franchise leader in career rush yards (5,784) & rush TDs (43).

WR STEVE SMITH is Panthers all-time leader in rec. (772), rec. yards (11,452) & rec. TDs (63). Had 1,174 rec. yards last year, his 7th 1,000-yard season.

R BRANDON LA FELL has 8 career rec. TDs & avg. 26.5 yards per TD (212 yards).

LB LUKE KUECHLY was named AP Defensive Rookie of Year. Led team with 164 tackles. Had 2 INTs, incl. INT vs. Seattle.

CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had 33-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Tied for 3rd in NFL last year with 2 INT-TDs.

DE CHARLES JOHNSON had 12.5 sacks in final 13 games of 2012. Has 29.5 sacks in past 38.

DE GREG HARDY had 9 sacks in his final 9 games last year.

LB THOMAS DAVIS had 103 tackles last season, 2nd most on team.

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