The Carolina Panthers will travel to the loudest stadium in the NFL when the play the Seattle Seahawks on December 5th. The Carolina Panthers are coming off a hard fought loss to the Cleveland Browns and now they land in Seattle. Rookie Jimmy Clausen will have a baptism by fire in this game dealing with the loud and raucous Seattle fans in Qwest Field.
Carolina Panthers Offense vs Seattle Seahawks Defense
Jimmy Clausen almost won his first come from behind victory as an NFL starter for the Carolina Panthers against the Cleveland Browns but fell one kickers leg short of finishing the deal. The experience was invaluable for Clausen who is another NFL quarterback dealing with devastating injuries to his entire back field. The Carolina Panthers once had two running backs that were 1000 yard rushers, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
The Seattle Seahawks defense is decent against the run holding opposing rushers to 105 yards per game. The Seattle Seahawks are among the worst NFL teams against the pass. They are yielding over 280 yards per game through the air. The front seven of the Seattle Seahawks is better than most but they still give up too much through the air and are considered soft. The Seattle Seahawks defense has a slight edge over the Carolina Panthers offense.
Carolina Panthers Defense vs Seattle Seahawks Offense
When a team is 1-10 it is not believable that the defense is one of the better defenses in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers are giving up 330 yards total on defense but they are strong against the pass. They have shut down some of the better passing games in the NFL including Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. The Carolina Panthers defense is susceptible to the run, giving up over 130 yards per game on the ground.
The Seattle Seahawks offense seems to be reliant on one offensive player. Mike Williams the Detroit Lions reject has become a go-to wide receiver for Matt Hasselbeck and may be that player on this Seattle Seahawks team. With Williams out this team has no heart.
The running game has been absent all year and the addition of Marshawn Lynch has not helped. They are averaging just over 80 yards per game. The Carolina Panthers defense will have the edge over the Seattle Seahawks offense.
Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks -6: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Seattle Seahawks as an six point favorite over the visiting Carolina Panthers in this out of division NFC game. The Carolina Panthers will be playing their second consecutive road game after their heart wrenching loss to the Cleveland Browns last week.
The Carolina Panthers are 2-3 against the spread on the road and the Seattle Seahawks are 3-2 against the spread in the friendly surroundings of Qwest Field. Take the Carolina Panthers +6 over the Seattle Seahawks.
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