The Seahawks and Panthers are fighting, literally, in a close game in the humid and hot Carolina weather. The Panthers are leading the Seahawks 7-6 thanks to their defense shutting down any running game that the Seahawks planned on using. Marshawn Lynch has been held to under 50 yards rushing and it’s already the 4th quarter.
Cam Newton has played better than expected and has avoided mistakes to march the offense downfield on multiple occasions. Steven Haushcka has been the only offense for Seattle as his two field goal are the only points scored for Seattle.
Seattle has been penalized far more often than the Panthers but it was a Panther player who has been ejected from the match and is sure to draw a heavy fine from the NFL. Immediately after sacking Seahawks QB Russell Wilson for a large loss, Panthers defender Frank Alexander got into a shoving match with offensive lineman Breno Giacomini. The shoving led to a punch to the face and Alexander was ejected and instructed to leave the field and sideline. Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was seen yelling at Alexander to get out and go to the locker room.