Seattle Seahawks: Four takeaways from 30-27 win over Carolina

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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With their 30-27 win in Carolina on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks set themselves up for a back half playoff run. Four of the last five games are at Century Link Field.

The Seattle Seahawks came into Carolina as the underdog and came out victorious. Again, it was a game that came down to the wire with Sebastian Janikowski kicking the game-winner with three seconds left. There are four interesting things that came to mind after watching this game, some good, some great, and some things that make me scratch my head.

Defense Has a Weird Game

At first glance the Seattle Seahawks defense didn’t have the greatest game, they allowed Christian McCaffrey ate them up with125 rushing yards and 112 receiving yards. They had no answer for the former Stanford Cardinal running back and Carolina took advantage. In addition to McCaffrey, the Hawks allowed 63 rushing yards to Cam Newton.

Although at second glace, the Seahawks defense caused five fumbles, though they didn’t recover any of them, it was enough to derail Carolina’s offense. They did get one turnover, however. Strong safety Bradley McDougald intercepted a possible Newton touchdown throw, from the Seattle 18-yard line.

One more nod to the Hawks defense. In the second quarter, the Seahawks were pinned deep in their own end zone. On fourth and two from the Seattle five-yard line, the Seahawks stood up Cam Newton for a huge stop and a turnover on downs.