GamePage: Panthers Drop Another Heartbreaker to Seahawks

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Six-Pack, ft. Newton’s Mistakes and Wilson’s Winning Drive

The Seahawks constantly harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, which factored into two of the game’s biggest plays.

Newton, who admitted to pressing against the defending Super Bowl champs, gave up a pair of turnovers on poor decisions.

Indecisiveness cost him on a second-quarter read-option with running back Jonathan Stewart. Newton fumbled on the play, ruining the Panthers’ third trip into Seattle’s red zone.

“It was just a miscommunication, and any time it’s a miscommunication, it falls on my plate,” Newton admitted.


Offense Continues to Sputter in Key Spots

Excluding Graham Gano’s two field goals, the Panthers ran a dozen plays in the red zone during the first half. They gained just 11 yards on those 12 plays, which featured only three passes. The results of three trips inside the red zone: Field goal, field goal, Cam Newton fumble.

“When you get inside the five, you have to scratch, crawl, spit, grip, find a way,” Newton said. “We know that, it just has to settle in where we’re in the heat of the battle. We didn’t do a good job of that, and it’s happened a lot since I’ve been here.”


5 Best Pics, GIFs, Vines, Etc.


The Two Sides of Kelvin Benjamin

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Stats and Superlatives

The Panthers:

  • Are 1-4-1 after starting the season with two wins.
  • Scored their fewest points (9) since they mustered just six against the Cardinals on 10/6/13.
  • Have lost three straight home games to the Seahawks by a total of 13 points.

Quotes to Note

Defensive end Kony Ealy, on getting his first career sack:

“When I get that first one, the spark is done lit. Now that fire’s staying on. I know what it feels like to get the monkey off my back.”





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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson walked into the huddle with his team down a field goal and less than five minutes remaining. He started laughing, sensing the familiarity of the situation.

Then he looked around at his teammates and said, “We’ve been here two years in row — let’s go do it.”

And the Seahawks did it.



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