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Panthers-Seahawks Capsule
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Panthers-Seahawks Capsule

Published Oct. 15, 2015 10:03 a.m. ET

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)





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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