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Seahawks hammer Panthers, even though score was close

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The Seahawks might have stolen a win a couple Mondays ago, but the only thing they’re going to be charged with today is assault.

They beat the Panthers about the head and shoulders, forcing Cam Newton into a horrible game in their 16-12 win on the road. The Seahawks limited the Panthers to 190 yards, and ended the game with a sack-strip which was the day in a capsule.

Newton was an abhorrent 12-of-29 for 141 yards passing, with most of that coming on a drive that unraveled at the goal line, with him throwing his fourth-down attempt (this week) at the feet of reserve tight end Ben Hartsock. We should be hearing from him in about two hours or so.

The Seahawks bludgeoned the Panthers all day. Marshawn Lynch didn’t run the way he normally does (21 carries for 85 yards), but quarterback Russell Wilson was more efficient, despite two interceptions (one of which was returned for the Panthers only touchdown).

The game lacked the kind of highlights you see on television, but the Seahawks defense was oppressive, leaning on the Panthers throughout the day.

That’s why they’re 3-2 at the moment, and the Panthers are 1-4 and looking for answers during their upcoming bye week.

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26 Responses to “Seahawks hammer Panthers, even though score was close”
  1. abninf says: Oct 7, 2012 7:10 PM

    Note to Redskins fans: Look at Newton and don’t get your hopes up too high just yet.

  2. bucrightoff says: Oct 7, 2012 7:12 PM

    I thought Cam might take a step back this season, instead he’s taken 5. He looks awful.

  3. panthersftw says: Oct 7, 2012 7:15 PM

    yup, we’re terrible. ive accepted it. and cam has become the anti-clutch. and our play calling belongs in the PAC10 not the NFL.

    …..but the saints are worse

  4. facebookuser111 says: Oct 7, 2012 7:15 PM

    That stop at the goal line by Brandon Browner was the play of the game.

  5. alcore1 says: Oct 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    Ron Rivera just stands there with his arms crossed showing no emotion. Fire him and get a winner to coach this team.

  6. randomcommenter says: Oct 7, 2012 7:19 PM

    Is Cam going to try to throw his coaches under the bus this week for allowing him to go for it on 4th down?

    Is there anything better than watching a Me First player struggle?

  7. kylexitron says: Oct 7, 2012 7:20 PM

    after battering romo, disarming rogers (whatever you think the outcome of the game should have been) and making Newton look completely inept, here comes Tom Brady to seattle. If seattle can shut him down the way they have these other great QB’s maybe someone in the national media will start to notice how good Seattle’s D is.

  8. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Oct 7, 2012 7:29 PM

    Scary good D! No defensive touchdowns allowed the past two weeks, if we can get just a couple of these FG drives to turn to TD’s then we wouldn’t need to sweat games out.

    I think everyone can give up knocking the Irvin pick now.

  9. bucrightoff says: Oct 7, 2012 7:35 PM

    I’ll also say its gotta be Flynn time. Paying him too much to not see what he can do. Wilson might be the future, but in the present he’s simply not getting it done.

  10. joetoronto says: Oct 7, 2012 7:36 PM

    kylexitron says:
    Oct 7, 2012 7:20 PM
    after battering romo, disarming rogers (whatever you think the outcome of the game should have been) and making Newton look completely inept, here comes Tom Brady to seattle. If seattle can shut him down the way they have these other great QB’s maybe someone in the national media will start to notice how good Seattle’s D is.
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    That’s not going to happen but to help you understand just how out there you are, If every tree in Seattle fell over at the same time, nobody would notice.

  11. shaunypoo says: Oct 7, 2012 7:38 PM

    Sorry, but neither Romo nor Newton are great QB’s. You are a good defense, but don’t overestimate yourself.

  12. rufusporter says: Oct 7, 2012 7:38 PM

    Seahawks have the best defense in football. If they had better play at quarterback they would be hammering everyone. That was impressive.

  13. evolved4 says: Oct 7, 2012 7:47 PM

    Superman? I think not. Clark Kent could have hit Hartsock in the endzone.

  14. damnskins703 says: Oct 7, 2012 7:48 PM

    Don’t compare cam and rg3… Rg3 is a pocket passer who can run he is pass first.. Cam is run first who has 0 accuracy

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 7, 2012 7:59 PM

    Seahawks did everything they could to lose this game but Panthers wouldn’t let them. And Panther media/fans got their 4th and 1 attempt this week. How that work out for ya?

    Superman with an epic choke at the goalline with an opportunity to win it.

  16. seattlerogueburner says: Oct 7, 2012 8:08 PM

    shaunypoo says:
    Oct 7, 2012 7:38 PM
    Sorry, but neither Romo nor Newton are great QB’s. You are a good defense, but don’t overestimate yourself.

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    Having almost every analyst rating the Seahawks defense in the top 5? We don’t need to gloat. We let our Legion of Boom and scary front 4 plus Irvin do the talking for us. Good win today Hawks. Bring on the Pats.

  17. claymatthewshairplugs says: Oct 7, 2012 8:30 PM

    Cam only cares about his stats that why the guy always calls his own number in the redzone. This guy has always been overrated and if you take away his first 6 games his rookie year, this guys numbers are no better than Jamarcus Russell. Cam Newton is the most overrated player in the league and as lon g as he has that attitude the guy will never win.

  18. dukeearl says: Oct 7, 2012 8:33 PM

    RG3 took a beating today. Hope he recovers.

    Fairly certain Seattle Defense is not afraid of anybody.

  19. fwbrodie says: Oct 7, 2012 9:14 PM

    Tom Brady is in for a beating. This defense is very, very good, but at home in front of the 12th man they’re insane.

  20. colt13 says: Oct 7, 2012 9:14 PM

    Irvin might be defensive ROY.

  21. themackstrong says: Oct 7, 2012 9:35 PM

    The the whole D locked down Cam and those RBs from the start to finish of that game. Glad to see they Pete is taking off the training wheels because teams are loading the box against Lynch and Wilson can make them pay if given the chance. Too bad that penalty machine at RT got that 50 yard to Tate pulled back. Irvin has the looked like real deal since the season started. Carpenter is looking good at LG beside Okung who had Johnson in check after he had a monster week vs ATL. Home vs the Pats, I’m looking forward to watching this one.

  22. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Oct 7, 2012 10:55 PM

    the preseason rookie mvp made the panthers preseason roster look bad.

    the seahawks played incredible D.

    but the panthers are just a bad freaking team.

    neither wilson nor newton were really a major factor in this game. i think the difference is a well coached team vs a poorly coached team.

    but that won’t stop every wanker in america from comparing cam to jamarcus russel.

  23. finsphan says: Oct 7, 2012 11:33 PM

    I used to have to try and explain to all my friends, but now I’ll just let cams play do all the talking, overrated! guy is nothing but a narcissistic joke.

  24. CKL says: Oct 8, 2012 12:21 AM

    damnskins703 says:
    Oct 7, 2012 7:48 PM
    Don’t compare cam and rg3… Rg3 is a pocket passer who can run he is pass first.. Cam is run first who has 0 accuracy
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    Not a Newton fan, but that’s unfair to him. A lot of his runs are by design. He’s always shown the willingness and ability to hang in the pocket and make throws. He does NOT look to run first or even quickly on pass plays.

  25. trollhammer20 says: Oct 8, 2012 12:54 AM

    Man, I like Seattle’s defense. Irvin is showing early signs he might be worthy of his lofty draft selection, Clemons is having another strong season, rookie Bobby Wagner is playing solid at MLB, and the secondary is getting quite a reputation.

    To me, though, the MVP of the defense so far is Brandon Mebane. He is having an outstanding season. Getting tremendous push against the run, a couple of sacks, three batted passes…Pro-Bowl kinda year so far.

  26. flemingmichael says: Oct 8, 2012 3:21 AM

    The Hawks defense is not talked about. They need way more recognition. The whole secondary is pro bowl worthy. The d line with mebane, 1st round pick Irvine, and Clemons is filthy. Oh yeah, the line backers were unproven coming into the year… That has changed. If Russell Wilson plays a LITTLE bit better, this team will dominate. Oh yeah, don’t forget the 12th man at home. Lets go HAWKS.

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