Seahawks top Panthers 16-12

Updated: October 8, 2012, 5:53 AM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Seattle Seahawks need their tough defense to make things easier on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. The plan worked perfectly against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Wilson threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Golden Tate late in the third quarter, while the defense frustrated Newton and the Panthers throughout Sunday's 16-12 road win.

Wilson threw for a season-high 221 yards and shook off two third-quarter interceptions, one of which was returned for ...

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