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Week 5: Seahawks at Panthers

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Blaza, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

    Apr 17, 2009
    Panther's pull away from Seahawks, Win 52-35

    The Carolina Panthers came into Week 5 needing a win desperately. The Cats were hobbling around the NFC South with a 1-3 record, and although they were already playing well offensively, the defense needed to prove that it could make timely plays. In this one, they did just that coming away with 5 interceptions and generally keeping Seahawk QB Matt Flynn off-balance. FS Charles Godfrey led the charge with a circus-like 3 picks.

    Carolina's offense actually started off on a bad foot. On the first drive of the game (which had been successful in each of the previous games) Cam Newton made a bad read on an outside route and was picked for 6 by Brandon Browner. The physical Seahawks cornerback excels in zone coverage and was aggressive all afternoon.

    After going down 21-7, the Carolina offense sprang to life, hitting the Seahawk secondary for big play after big play in the passing and running games. Newton ripped off a 30 yard run on a designed run before really settling into his boots in the pocket. The sophomore signal caller threw dart after dart, hitting 7 different receivers and going 22-31 for 496 yards.

    The Seahawks never quit playing and Marshawn Lynch ripped off 81 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter to pull back within 10. But the Panthers scored again, and after punting on their next possession, Charles Godfrey grabbed his 3rd pick and raced toward paydirt. Already up 17, Godfrey ran outta bounds and let Newton and the offense kneel the game to a close.

    The Cats of Carolina are off in week 6 and will continue to sharpen their tools in hopes of bouncing back to life after a 2-3 start.

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