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Seahawks vs. Panthers: Seattle beats Cam Newton, Carolina

The Seattle Seahawks went on the road and picked up a 16-12 win over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

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Seahawks manage to avoid any injuries in Week 5

The Seattle Seahawks did not suffer any notable injuries in their 16-12 victory over the Panthers in Carolina.


Seahawks prevail over Panthers, 16-12

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Carolina Panthers 16-12 on Sunday behind a dominant defensive effort.


Seahawks defense impresses after three quarters

The Seahawks lead the Panthers 13-10 after three quarters of play from Carolina. The quarter was highlighted by turnovers, including a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half.

The Panthers defense gave them the lead early in the third quarter when Captain Munnerlyn returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown was Carolina's first of the game, and put them ahead 10-6.

Seattle would retake the lead when Russell Wilson found Golden Tate for the first touchdown that either offense would score. Wilson hit Tate in stride over the middle for the 13-yard score, capping the 27 yard scoring drive. Seattle started that drive in great field position after the defense recovered a DeAngelo Williams fumble.

Russell Wilson has thrown a pair of interceptions for the Seahawks, but at the end of three he's completed 18 of 23 for 198 yards. Cam Newton hasn't been nearly as successful, completing only 6 of 21 passes for 62 yards. Newton has rushed for 39 yards on six carries.


Newton struggling, Seahawks lead by 3 at the half

At halftime in Carolina, the Seahawks lead the Panthers 6-3. Carolina has struggled to move the ball, totaling just 93 yards in the first half.

Steven Hauschka hit his second field goal to put Seattle ahead 6-0 on the Seahawks' first drive of the second quarter. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to the Carolina 21 yard line to put them in range for Hauschka. The drive lasted 11 plays and started at the Seattle 32 yard line. Carolina would add a field goal of its own to end the second half, as Justin Medlock connected from 32 yards out.

The Seahawks kicked off to start the game, so they'll be receiving the ball to start the third quarter. Cam Newton struggled to get anything going in the first half, completing just three passes for 40 yards. Seattle has dropped a pair of certain interceptions, one of which would have ended the Carolina scoring drive.

Russell Wilson has been far better for the Seahawks, completing 12 of his 13 passes for 123 yards. Marshawn Lynch has pitched in with 28 yards on seven carries.


Seahawks slow Cam Newton, lead after one

The first quarter between the Seahawks and Panthers has come to a close, and Seattle leads Carolina 3-0. The Seahwks have done a great job of shutting down Cam Newton and the Carolina offense, allowing the Panthers to gain just 44 yards in the opening quarter.

Seattle opened the scoring with a 22-yard Steven Hauschka field goal on their first possession of the game. After kicking off to the Panthers, the Seahawks defense forced Carolina to go three and out. Seattle took over at the Carolina 45 yard line, and drove the ball into the red zone before settling for three points.

Seattle again forced a three and out again on their second possession, but their subsequent drive would stall at the Carolina 39 yard line and the Seahawks would have to punt. Carolina would get a pair of first downs after starting their third drive at their own five yard line, but they'd again be forced to punt as the 1st quarter wound to a close.

Russell Wilson has started the game by hitting six of his first seven passes for 68 yards. The Seahawks begin the 2nd quarter with the ball at their own 27 yard line.


Seahawks avoid Panthers' Jon beason

The Seattle Seahawks offense won't need to deal with the Carolina Panthers' Jon Beason, as he's been declared inactive for Sunday's game.


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CB Marcus Trufant a game-time decision

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant returned to practice in a limited basis Friday and is being called a game-time decision, according to the Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

Trufant sat during Wednesday and Thursday's practices with a back injury but made it through practice Friday without a setback. He's being listed as questionable which means he has 50% chance to play.

If Trufant isn't healthy enough to go, Danny Gorrer or Byron Maxwell would start in is place. Luckily for the Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers don't utilize their slot receivers much so Trufant's absence shouldn't be too costly at the nickel back position.

Trufant would mostly match up against TE Greg Olsen and WR Brandon LaFell if he's active for Week 5. The 10-year veteran has seven tackles on the season but has struggled in between Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner by most accounts.

In other injury news, RB Marshawn Lynch (rest) and DT Brandon Mebane (calf) are both probable and expected to play without restrictions Sunday against the Panthers.


Brandon Mebane missed practice with a calf injury

Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, one of the key players on the Seahawks defense, missed practice on Thursday with a calf injury.


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Seahawks to visit Carolina as underdogs

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Seahawks Injury report for Wednesday

The Seahawks have a few key pieces nicked up, but hopefully they'll be ready for the Panthers come Sunday.


Seahawks in the mid-teens in power rankings

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Seattle Seahawks: A House Divided

Loss to the Rams has Seahawks fans picking sides, but that shouldn't be the case.


James Carpenter effective in 2012 debut

Seahawks guard James Carpenter played well in his first game of the season on Sunday, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carpenter's return came at a good time as John Moffitt could miss another week with a knee injury.

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