Seattle’s DE Chris Clemmons and CB Brandon Browner and Carolina’s DT Dwan Edwards and S Michael Mitchell could miss game
Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury, and he could be Carolina’s saving grace against a young, fierce Seattle defense.
The Seahawks are coming off a perfect preseason record and look to continue their streak against the Panthers who are trying to prove that their 2012 season was no fluke and they are ready to take a step toward the playoffs.
Ever since high school, Marshawn Lynch has been compared to another running back. Lynch has been covered by the glory of someone else, will this be the year that he ultimately radiates his dominance on the gridiron?
Anybody who watched the Cardinals last year saw that they needed help at the quarterback position. Considering their options, Arizona has to be happy with their off-season addition of Carson Palmer.
Three games under .500 after just five games is tough enough but now the Panthers are in a desperate search to find a replacement for arguably the best center in the NFL. Ryan Kalil set a high bar for Carolina this season and even if Carolina manages to turn things around, he won’t be leading the way.
The way things are going for the Carolina Panthers they might be hard pressed to equal last year’s 6-10 record. With the offense sputtering, a quarterback that hates to lose but continues to do so and a defense that is better but not elite, how close are they from thinking about next season?
The Panthers are dinged up on defense and that could make all the difference against the Seahawks on Sunday especially when having to face down the NFL’s leading rusher Marshawn Lynch who took most of the week off to rest. Seattle’s second ranked defense is relatively healthy and that could spell trouble for Carolina QB Cam Newton.
The Seahawks had lady luck and replacement referees on their side when they won their second of the season, but they come to Charlotte with more than luck on their side. Defense is Seattle’s calling card, and that could put the Panthers to sleep this Sunday.