For the first time since we brought back the Twitter recap, the Seahawks have won. They did so amid continual controversy, and without playing incredibly. Nonetheless, the team pulled out a victory. To start with Marshawn Lynch has been in the news, Golden Tate had a hell of a day, and the Seahawks also played a football game.
Golden Tate had a good day.
About the game
Seahawks go three-and-out on their first drive.
Carolina muffs ensuing punt, but recovers.
Cam Newton on a designed run gains eight yards, and a panthers first down.
Great pass to Jerricho Cotchery from Newton.
First down pass to Kelvin Benjamin.
Looking ugly early.
Newton sacked in the red zone to bring up 2nd and 17.
Cam Newton barely touched, flops to try to draw a late-hit flag, doesn’t get it. Forces fourth down.
Graham Gano good from 31 yards. Panthers lead 3-0.
Seahawks again stopped without a first down.
Tharold Simon has a pass thrown basically into his hands, but misses the interception.
Another first down for the Panthers.
About Percy Harvin.
Can Newton drags the Seahawks defense but is stopped short of the first down. Then gets the first down on a sneak on fourth down.
On third down from the five.
Jonathan Stewart loses seven on third down.
Another Gano field goal. Panthers lead 6-0.
Paul Richardson with a 49 yard return on the ensuing kick, giving the Seahawks good field position.
Then Richardson catches a first down pass.
Russell Wilson attempts to pump fake, loses the ball throwing a pass in the middle of the field. Panthers recover as though it is a fumble, return for a fake touchdown.
Seahawks stifled again, nonetheless.
Steven Hauschka good from 58 yards, but was good for several more yards. Panthers lead 6-3.
Malcolm Smith forces a fumble, yet again the Seahawks don’t recover.
After evading at least three sacks, Newton runs for eight yards and another first down.
Things still ugly.
Finally the Seahawks recover a fumble. Jesus.
More injuries could sink this team.
Wilson to Baldwin.
Robert Turbin absolutely demolished by Thomas Davis.
Doug Baldwin with a clutch third down catch, earning a first down.
First down pass to Jermaine Kearse.
Russell Wilson intercepted at the goal line by Josh Norman. Marshawn Lynch had the ball on his hands and missed it.
Jonathan Stewart with a big run.
After long incomplete pass intended for Kelvin Benjamin…
… Newton with a shovel pass into the hands of Marcus Burley, interception Seahawks.
Injuries continue to pile up.
Defensive holding keeps the Seahawks drive alive.
Russell Wilson had a sure TD if he hits Cooper Helfet. Throws a duck.
Wilson runs for about 15 yards, and takes a rare hard hit in the open field.
Holding penalty on Luke Willson.
Russell Wilson puts the ball on Luke Willson’s hands, but Willson his hit, and drops the pass inside the five yard line.
Seahawks stifled again, after a rough red-zone sequence for Russell Wilson, Luke Willson, and kind of Cooper Helfet on accident. Hauschka good from 29. Game tied at six.
After another near-interception, Panthers will punt.
Things maybe worse for James Carpenter?
Russell Wilson shovel pass to Robert Turbin for 22 yards.
Big run for Marshawn Lynch.
Wilson fumbles for the second time on the series, this time on the snap. Carolina recovers.
Kelvin Benjamin plays football.
Cam Newton struggles and the Panthers will punt, though Kam Chancellor had a pretty decent shot at intercepting Newton’s last pass.
Not sure what this is referring to, but Percy Harvin, everyone.
Oh, this is what it is about.
Seahawks drive sputters.
Seahawks can’t convert on a sack again, as Cam Newton escapes the grasp of Michael Bennett for a safety. Newton escapes the pocket and throws the ball away.
A long pass to Kelvin Benjamin into double coverage is complete. Benjamin was covered by Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.
Brandon Mebane sacks Newton on 2nd and 9.
Completion gets those yards back.
Gano good on the field goal from 46. Panthers lead the Seahawks 9-6.
Wilson to Helfet for 10 yards.
Wilson to Kevin Norwood for 10 yards.
False start on James Carpenter.
Wilson runs for 14 yards.
Lynch for two and a first down.
Wilson to Paul Richardson for nine yards.
Lynch with another first down run. Two minute warning.
Lynch runs for five.
Wilson runs for seven and a first.
Russell Wilson to Luke Willson for a touchdown. Seahawks lead 13-9. Panthers injury on the play, and they are charged a timeout.
Panthers drive starts.
Near sack turned into incomplete pass. Again.
False start on the Panthers.
Sack on Newton, courtesy of Bruce Irvin.
Irvin with another sack of Cam Newton.
Newton with an incomplete pass on fourth down. Seahawks win!