Panthers-Seahawks Capsule

CAROLINA (4-0) at SEATTLE (2-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE – Seahawks by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Panthers 3-1, Seahawks 1-3-1

SERIES RECORD – Seahawks lead 7-2

LAST MEETING – Seahawks beat Panthers 31-17, Jan. 10, 2015 in NFC divisional playoff

LAST WEEK – Panthers had bye, beat Bucs 37-23 on Oct. 4; Seahawks lost to Bengals 27-24, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING – Panthers No. 7, Seahawks No. 10 (tie)

PANTHERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (4), PASS (29)

PANTHERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (6), PASS (16)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE – OVERALL (15), RUSH (1), PASS (26)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Including playoffs, this is sixth meeting since 2010 season. … Seahawks beat Panthers in NFC divisional playoff in January thanks to 17-point fourth quarter that included Kam Chancellor’s 90-yard interception return for touchdown. … Panthers one of six undefeated teams. … Panthers have not started 5-0 since 2003 when they finished 11-5 and reached Super Bowl. … After traveling to Seattle, Panthers play next three and four of next five at home. … QB Cam Newton has five total touchdowns – four passing, one rushing – in past two games. … RB Jonathan Stewart topped 5,000 career yards rushing with Panthers in Week 4; one of two players in franchise history to top 5,000-yard mark. … Panthers have rushed for at least 100 yards as team in 15 straight games, franchise record. … DE Ryan Delaire made his NFL debut in Week 4 and had two sacks against Tampa Bay. … All-Pro LB Luke Kuechly expected to return after missing three games due to concussion. … CB Josh Norman was NFC defensive player of week in Week 4 after having two interceptions against Tampa Bay, returning one for touchdown. … Panthers have forced 11 turnovers and have plus-8 turnover differential. … Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been sacked 22 times, most in NFL. … Wilson is second in league in yards rushing by QB with 198. … RB Marshawn Lynch expected to play after missing past two games with hamstring injury. … Rookie RB Thomas Rawls rushed for 169 yards last week vs. Bengals, second-most yards rushing by rookie in franchise history. Curt Warner rushed for 207 in 1983. … Seahawks have gone 16 straight games dating back to last season with at least 100 yards rushing as team. Seahawks lead NFL in rushing with 142.4 yards per game. … TE Jimmy Graham with 21 catches and 2 TDs in five games. Had 34 catches and 3 TDs in first five games last season with Saints. … LB Bobby Wagner game-time decision after suffering strained pectoral muscle last week against Bengals. Seahawks would either move K.J. Wright to middle linebacker or go with backup Brock Coyle if Wagner can’t play. … S Earl Thomas had Seahawks’ first interception of season last week. Seahawks had only two interceptions through five games last season. … Fantasy Tip: Carolina TE Greg Olsen averaging 14.3 yards per reception, fourth most among all tight ends. Bengals TE Tyler Eifert had two TDs last week against Seattle.

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