Seahawks vs Panthers: 5 takeaways from a dominant win
By Keith Myers
2. The offense bounced back in a big way
After an absolutely pathetic showing by the offense last week, the Seahawks offense looked championship-ready against Carolina this week. The 37 points scored before the Seahawks pulled their starters are only part of the story of just how well Seattle played.
Russell Wilson finished 26 of 36 for 277 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He also added 29 yards on three runs.
The Seahawks had 4 different receivers with over 60 yards. Baldwin (7, 65), Graham (6, 63), Lockett (5, 63) and Kearse (5,68) all played huge roles in Seattle’s offense. Tyler Lockett also added a huge 75 yard touchdown run.
Perhaps the biggest news though was the return of Seattle’s running game. After struggling to do anything on the ground all season, Seattle rushed for 240 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdown from Thomas Rawls on only 15 carries.
It is difficult to oversell this. The Seahawks had 534 yards of offense tonight. That’s the 2nd most of the Pete Carroll era.