Wilson looks better, Panthers offense doesn’t in 6-3 shootout

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The Panthers haven’t been able to carry over any offensive momentum from last week, and are fortunate to only be trailing the Seahawks 6-3 at halftime.

After standing toe-to-toe with the undefeated Falcons a week ago, the Panthers have managed just 93 yards in the first half against the Seahawks.

Quarterback Cam Newton is an ugly 3-of-15 for 40 yards at the half, consistently missing targets high. The Seahawks physical corners are also getting in the head of wide receiver Steve Smith, who has had a few drops and got away with a blatant offensive pass interference while shoving.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been remarkably accurate, a clean 12-of-13 for 124 yards.

The Panthers are defending the run better than you might expect, but other than a late field goal drive, didn’t do anything with the ball.