Seahawks vs Panthers Preview: Can Hawks Find Their Way?

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Seahawks vs Panthers Preview: Defensive Line

Sep 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers center

Ryan Kalil

(67) prepares to hike the ball as Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle

Brandon Mebane

(92) defends in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks defeated the Panthers 12-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Hardy not playing has been absolutely devastating for the Panthers’ defense. They are giving up a league worst 5.3 yards per carry, and are not getting pressure on QB’s like we are used to seeing.

Seattle is first in the league in rush yards per carry allowed with 3.2. And Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin are too talented to not be getting sacks. I don’t expect that trend to keep up much longer.

Advantage: Seahawks