The Carolina Panthers came in today’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with very little chance to win, and it sure seemed like they were headed for another terrible loss when the Seahawks jumped out to a big lead early in the first half.
The Panthers made a valiant comeback attempt late in the second half, but it was too little, too late and they were unable to pull off the upset and fell just short in a 30-24 loss. The Panthers are now 5-9 and have guaranteed their second straight losing season.
Christian McCaffrey continued his MVP campaign with another strong day, and became the first player in Panthers history to record 2,000 yards from scrimmage in a single season. He’s still within range of being just the third player in NFL history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, so at least we have something to watch for over the next two weeks.
The good news is that the Panthers played respectably well enough and still kept their potential draft position strong. There’s really no reason for them to win these final games and I think that while fans would like to see them win — they’ll probably be okay with finishing 5-11 if it means landing a stud player in the top 10 of the 2020 draft.
There are only two more games left in 2019, and the Panthers will try to pick themselves up next week when they travel to Indianapolis to face off against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16.
We’ll have more in-depth coverage of the game over the next few days, but what’s on your mind right now, Panthers fans? Who stood out to you today? Share your thoughts with us.
Final score: Panthers 24 Seahawks 30
The Seahawks pick up the first down and can kneel it out from here.
Two minute warning: Panthers 24 Seahawks 30
It’s on the Panthers. The first down stands. With 2:12 left and no timeouts for Carolina, that’s gonna seal it.
First down Seattle. There’s a flag on the play.
Timeout Seahawks. Both teams are now out of timeouts.
The Seahawks pick it up but there’s a flag on the play. It’s holding against the Seahawks so it will be third-and-11.
The game pretty much will be decided on this third-and-1 play.
The Panthers opted to kick it deep instead of going for the onside kick. There’s 3:09 left in the game and the Panthers have one timeout. The defense has to make a stop here.
The Panthers went 84 yards in 1:24 to pull within six points.
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: Allen scrambles around and finds Samuel in the end zone for the score. The extra point is good and we have a ball game again. Panthers 24 Seahawks 30
Big third-and-goal coming up here for the offense.
It’s now first-and-goal after CMC picks up another first down.
And that’s followed by a 17-yard strike to Moore.
Back-to-back 22-yard passes to DJ Moore puts the Panthers in Seahawks territory.
The punt is downed at the CAR 16 where it will be first-and-10.
The Panthers are going to get the ball back with 4:35 left. They’re down by 13 points and have two timeouts.
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: CMC runs through the defense for a 15-yard touchdown. The extra point is good. It’s probably too little, too late, but the Panthers made it a two possession game again. Panthers 17 Seahawks 30
The good news is there is only 6:12 left in this game.
The play stands but it doesn’t matter because the Seahawks go for it and score a touchdown. Should have saved the challenge, but whatever. The extra point is good. Panthers 10 Seahawks 30
It’s fourth-and-1 but the Seahawks are challenging the spot. They could just go for it and pick up the first down tbh.
(It’s probably been out of reach since 13-0 to be honest.)
The Seahawks are in the red zone again and look to put this one out of reach.
The defense just failed to get a stop on third down again. Seems like it’s becoming a trend...
Two plays later and the Seahawks are in Panthers territory.
The play has been overturned and Palardy is out to punt.
There’s a chance this gets called back because the defender bobbled it and picked the ball back up off the ground en route to the end zone. It could be an incomplete pass.
LOL it’s a pick-six that bounces off CMC’s hands. This is comical.
Big third-and-5 here for the Panthers offense. Let’s see what happens.
End of third quarter: Panthers 10 Seahawks 23
And it’s good. Panthers 10 Seahawks 23
On fourth-and-1, the Seahawks will try the field goal.
Seriously, how bad is Will Grier?
LOLOLOL and Allen gives it right back with another interception to KJ Wright.
INTERCEPTION: Russell Wilson tosses to Josh Gordon, who tries to throw it deep but it’s picked off by Tre Boston. The Panthers take over at their own 13-yard line.
LOL Allen’s pass is tipped at the line and intercepted. You can’t make this shit up.
The Panthers are near midfield after Allen scrambles for a first down.
The Panthers will start from their own 10-yard line after the punt is fair caught.
Wilson is forced to throw it away and it’s fourth down.
Big third down here for the defense. Let’s see what happens.
Joey Slye set a franchise record with his seventh made field goal from 50-plus yards this season.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS: The kick is good. Panthers 10 Seahawks 20
It’s fourth down so the Panthers will try a field goal to get some points out of this drive. It’s a 52-yard attempt.
The Panthers tried a trick play where CMC took a screen and tried to throw it downfield to Hogan, but it fell incomplete.
On second-and-2 Allen scrambles and slides to get the first down.
Allen finds CMC, who makes a nifty one-handed catch and picks up 15 yards.
And we’re back! Hopefully the second half is better than the first.
Halftime: Panthers 7 Seahawks 20
SACK: Vernon Butler takes Wilson down to end the half.
Aaand Allen throws a pick to Bobby Wagner. Welp.
Ross Cockrell is called for an illegal block in the back so that sets the Panthers back 10 yards.
Chris Hogan calls for the fair catch at midfield. There’s a flag on the play.
LOL the refs ruled him down by contact so there’s no fumble. The Seahawks will punt, though.
Tre Boston recovered the fumble.
FUMBLE: The Panthers have forced a fumble and recovered it. They have a great chance to score before the end of the half. Well, they didn’t actually “force” it. The running back tripped and fumbled the ball when he hit the ground. He wasn’t down because no one touched him, so it counts as a fumble.
It’s third-and-17 with 1:41 left in the half. The Panthers will try to get the ball back and double dip since they get the ball to start the second half.
SACK: Bruce Irvin takes Wilson down near the goal line and the Panthers defense has forced a third-and-long situation.
Two minute warning: Panthers 7 Seahawks 20
The Panthers can’t get a first down on third-and-10 so they’ll punt after the two minute warning.
Christian McCaffrey just eclipsed 2,000 yards from scrimmage on the season. He is the first player in Panthers franchise history to accomplish that feat.
Luke Kuechly makes a play to force the first Seahawks punt of the game. There are six minutes left in the second quarter.
Kyle Allen is sacked on third down and the Panthers will punt again.
Wilson finds a wide open Lockett in the end zone for the touchdown. The extra point is good. Panthers 7 Seahawks 20
Shaq Thompson takes Carson down for a five yard loss. Nice play there by the linebacker.
The defense takes Wilson down and appear to recover a fumble, but they were flagged for being offside so it doesn’t matter. Which begs the question: Does anything matter?
Wilson heaves another prayer and Josh Gordon extends to make an amazing catch deep in Panthers territory for a gain of 58 yards. Sigh.
TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS: Christian McCaffrey takes it into the end zone to bring the Panthers within one score. The extra point is good. Panthers 7 Seahawks 13
It’s now third-and-goal from the SEA 2-yard line.
End of first quarter: Panthers 0 Seahawks 13
The Panthers are breaking out the back pages of the playbook. Curtis Samuel just took a direct snap to set up first-and-goal.
The Panthers are in the red zone and threatening to score.
Three straight plays, three straight first downs!
And another one! This is good!
Hey, the Panthers got a first down!
And DK Metcalf makes the catch in the end zone for the touchdown. The extra point is good. Panthers 0 Seahawks 13
The Seahawks have first-and-10 inside the CAR 15-yard line.
Russell Wilson heaves one deep to Tyler Lockett, and as you probably could guess... he catches it for a huge gain.
Michael Palardy’s punt is fair caught at the SEA 20 where the Seahawks will have it first-and-10.
The Panthers respond to the Seahawks’ 75-yard touchdown drive with a three-and-out. Some things never change, y’all.
And two plays later, they do just that. Chris Carson makes the defense look stupid en route to the end zone. The extra point is no good but Seattle takes the early lead. Expect more of this today. Panthers 0 Seahawks 6
Seattle is approaching the red zone so they’re probably going to score soon.
And they immediately give up a 23-yard run.
It’s third-and-1 and the Panthers have a chance to force a quick three-and-out.
The Panthers will start the game on defense.
Kickoff is coming up shortly, Panthers fans. Are you ready?
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Below you will find all the information you need to catch the action as it happens live.
Game day information
What: Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks
When: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
TV: FOX; Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak (Coverage map)
Tickets: Get your tickets to Panthers-Seahawks from StubHub by clicking here!
Streaming: FuboTV, FOX Sports Go (cable login req.), Yahoo! Sports, Panthers mobile
Radio: Panthers radio (local); Mick Mixon, Jake Delhomme | Sirius 105, XM 228
Spanish Radio: Panthers radio (local); Jaime Moreno, Luis Moreno Jr
Weather: 57° / Sunny / 7 mph WSW wind / 10% rain (Complete forecast)
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You can download the official Panthers app to get live score updates during the game straight to your phone. Also, if you live in the N.C./S.C. market you can listen to the live radio broadcast of every game with the app. You can find the Panthers app in your phone’s app store or you can download the app here.
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Yahoo! Sports: You can stream live NFL games on Yahoo! Sports’ mobile app.
Panthers.com: You can stream all Panthers games on their website.
Note: Streaming on Panthers.com is only available for in-market fans.
NFL GamePass: You can stream all NFL regular season games on demand if you purchase NFL Game Pass. It’s a little pricey at $99, but it also includes access to All-22 film. If you’re just desperate to watch the Panthers game there is a 7-day free trial, but sign up at your own risk if you’re one of those people who forgets to cancel before the free trial is over.
Note: You cannot watch regular season games live with NFL GamePass. You have to wait until after the games are over before you can stream them.
NFL Network will air condensed replays of a selected group of regular season games throughout the week. To see if/when the Panthers’ game will be replayed, you can check NFL Network’s television schedule for more information.
Roaring Riot watch parties
If you’re unable to watch the game via live tv or streaming, or if you prefer to watch in the company of fellow Panthers fans, check out the Roaring Riot to see if there is a watch party in your area. Membership is not required to get in the door, but if you’re interested in purchasing a membership you can find all the information you need here.
The Panthers will wear black jerseys for this game.
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