Panthers may have a tall task against the improved Seahawks o-line

BY foxsports • January 10, 2016

If you were to ask a Seattle Seahawks fan what one of their main weaknesses was during the early stretch of the 2015 NFL season, there'd be a few different answers probably. One that would stand out though, would be their inability to protect quarterback Russell Wilson, which would be true.

Unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers and their talented defense, Seattle has improved by leaps and bounds in that category over their last 10 games.

Via Black & Blue Review:

This means that the Seahawks went from allowing an average of 4.4 sacks per game over the first seven games, to an average of 1.6 over the next 10 games. Drastic improvement much?

The good news for the Panthers, is that they rank No. 6 in the NFL in sacks this season with 44. How will it play out when the two teams meet this coming weekend in the NFL playoffs? That'll just be one of many storylines to watch.

Jeff Smith writes about the NFL for FOX Sports. You can find him on Twitter @JSM8ith.

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