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Here’s what’s out there around the web on Seattle’s 16-12 win over Carolina on Sunday.
You can check out my game story here. The Seahawks turned the ball over three times and had 87 yards of offense nullified because of penalties, but still managed to earn their first road victory of the year. “That was absolutely the meltdown opportunity,” Seatle head coach Pete Carroll said. “But we didn’t waver at all. We knew that we were doing well on defense. And we know that we were doing well on offense if we could just stay out of our way.
“We talked over the headphones and said, ‘Let’s stay with what we’re doing. Let’s wait this thing out and see if we can finish up really well.’ ”
John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that Seattle can thank cornerback Brandon Browner for their win against the Panthers. Browner had the late strip of Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams that set up the winning score.
Seattle’s defense held Carolina’s explosive offense without a touchdown in a dominating performance. The Seahawks have only given up two touchdowns in the last four games. “I’m privileged to play on a defense like this,” Seattle defensive end Red Bryant said. “I’ve never played on a defense this good, this talented. At every position someone can take over the game. I’m glad we got the win today.”
Seattle receiver Sidney Rice finally got involved in the offense, finishing with a season-high five catches for 67 yards.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that rookie Bruce Irvin Helped Seattle finish off the game with two sacks on the day, including a sack and forced fumble on Carolina’s final possession.
Steve Kelly of The Seattle Times says that the Seahawks Magnificent Eleven on defense saved the day for Seattle.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com notes that Russell Wilson was 9 of 10 on third down for 73 yards.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that Wilson was 12 of 13 in the first half, and finished strong after two, third-quarter interceptions.
Ron Green Jr. of the Charlotte Observer writes that tight end Ben Hartsock didn’t expect to be that open on the fourth and goal play. “We have a hard run action, a hard run sell and I’m a very last option on that route. I’m blocking and (then) leak out to the flat. It’s one of those things, with the speed of it all, we just came up short,” Hartsock said.