1:00 PM ET, December 16, 2007
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Seahawks S Brian Russell (abdomen) started despite missing practice last week. ... Panthers S Chris Harris tied Mark Fields' team record with his seventh forced fumble. ... New Seahawks long snapper Jeff Robinson had an error-free day a week after he replaced the erratic Boone Stutz.
The road-weary Seahawks have been east of the Mississippi three times in the past four games, and it caught up with them in a lethargic performance in Carolina that ended their five-game win streak. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren talked about wanting to get a 60-40 pass-to-run ratio, but that didn't happen, which also caught up with his team. The Panthers came into this game with the 19th-ranked run defense, but after a few zero or negative gains in the first quarter, the Seahawks completely abandoned the run. Seattle threw the ball 41 times and ran it only 14. The visitors' inability to establish the run allowed a Carolina defense that has struggled pressuring the QB to get three sacks and numerous hits on Matt Hasselbeck. Seattle is going to be a playoff team, but it is not going to be able to get very far if it doesn't start showing a little more patience with the run game on offense.
-- Jeremy Green, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||12:18||John Kasay 53 Yd||0||3|
|FG||08:23||Josh Brown 23 Yd||3||3|
|FG||02:59||John Kasay 37 Yd||3||6|
|TD||01:17||Deangelo Williams 35 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||3||13|
|TD||00:01||Deion Branch 15 Yd Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown Kick)||10||13|