Well, this one didn’t look too good early, but here’s the stat you need to know — Carolina had 197 total yards of offense after taking a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.
But after a stern talking to by defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, the Seahawks held Carolina’s offense to 86 yards the rest of the way, and also kept them off the scoreboard, as Seattle defeated the Panthers 31-14.
The Seahawks improve to 6-6 on the season, surpassing the team’s win total from 2009. And they keep up with the St. Louis Rams, who defeated Arizona 19-6 down in the desert.
The Seahawks finally got the run game going, rushing for over 100 yards for the first time this season.
But they suffered some costly injuries, with the team’s top two receivers in Mike Williams (ankle) and Ben Obomanu (wrist) going down, along with reserve cornerback Roy Lewis (knee).
Walter Jones’ No. 71 jersey was retired today, so the win was a nice touch with the talented offensive tackle back at Qwest Field.
So what are your thoughts? Can this team get it done down in San Francisco next week? Has the defense got things corrected in stopping the run? What about Matt Hasselbeck — he threw two picks today, and almost a third?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.