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Seahawks vs. Panthers 2012: Seattle's defense shines in wacky 16-12 win

The Seahawks didn't play their best game in Week 5, but they still managed to pull out the win over Cam Newton and the Panthers.

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The Seattle Seahawks won't appear on many highlight shows following their ugly 16-12 win over the Panthers, but at the end of the day earning the win was all that mattered. The story of the game for Seattle was their defense, which held Cam Newton and Carolina's offense to just 190 total yards and no touchdowns.

SB Nation's Seahawks blog, Field Gulls, was proud of the way their team continued grinding it out on the road. Let's take a look at what staff writer Jacson Bevens had to say following the win.

This was a big win, you guys, but it was also a game they could have very easily lost, especially when Carolina was facing a first and goal with a little over a minute left and trailing by six. Call this game our karmic retribution for the Cardinals loss if you must, but enjoy the win while understanding that this team still has a long ways to go.

3-2 feels good.

The Seahawks will need to get back to work in practice this week. While the win was nice and moved them above .500 for the season, the upcoming slate of games looks very tough. The Patriots come to town in Week 6, and that's followed by road trips to San Francisco and Detroit.