There was some question how the Panthers would handle the time off that came with their bye.
The answer is apparently well.
The Panthers are rolling so far, up 21-0 on the Seahawks two plays into the second quarter.
Jonathan Stewart, fresh off a four-week break with a foot problem, has already rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, as the Panthers offense is finding spots in the Seahawks defense others have not.
The Panthers outgained the Seahawks 155-25 in the first quarter, and are showing up like the team that won 15 games rather than the one playing a team with so much postseason experience.