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Panthers Fall to Seahawks 16-12 to Drop to 1-4

Another week, another failure for Cam Newton and the Panthers.

At home vs the Seahawks, the Panthers had a number of chances to covert late, and instead of getting it done and going on for a big win, the Panthers were unable to get it done, falling to Seattle 16-12 to fall to 1-4 on the year.

Newton and the Cats had a shot late after hitting Brandon LaFell for a 17-yard pass play down to the Seattle 6. With four shots, the Panthers couldn’t get it done, with the final play seeing Newton roll out, and bounce a pass in the end zone to end the Cats real last threat.

The defense couldn’t get the ball back before allowing Seattle back Marshawn Lynch to rumble for a key first down, and when the Panthers got the ball with 53 seconds at their own 31, two play in Bruce Irvin stripped Newton, forcing a fumble that Seattle recovered to seal the win.

Newton on the day was just 12-for-29 for 141 yards with no TD’s and no picks. He rushed the ball for 42 yards on six carries, leading the Panthers on the ground.

On the day the Panthers ran the ball for just 82 yards on 19 carries. Carolina had just 190 yards on offense and held the ball for just 24 minutes vs a good Hawks defense.

Captain Munnerlyn gave the Panthers a 10-6 lead early in the third quarter when he intercepted Russell Wilson and took it back 33 yards for a score for the Panthers.

It was their only TD of the day, as Seattle got a turnover and converted when Wilson hit Golden Tate from 13 yards out with 13 seconds left in the third quarter to put Seattle up 13-10.

Steven Hauschka kicked a 44-yard field goal for Seattle with 10:44 left to make it 16-10, and the Panthers got within four in the last minute when Seattle took a safety.

Lynch ran for 85 yards on 21 carries for Seattle, and Wilson was 19-for-25 for 221 yards with one TD and two picks.

The Panthers are on the bye next week, and will play host to Dallas in two weeks on October 21st.

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