Three and out: 3 takeaways from Seahawks Week 14 loss to Panthers

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A winnable game for the Seattle Seahawks turned into an embarrassing defeat in the hands of the lowly Carolina Panthers in Week 14. Playing at home and trying to build momentum to push for a playoff spot, the Seahawks fell flat on their faces against a sub-.500 Panther team that puts a momentary halt on Seattle’s playoff hopes.

After a come-from-behind win in Week 13 against their division rival the LA Rams, there was optimism that the Seahawks can build on that game and defeat the Panthers at home. However, the Seahawks face-planted right out of the gate in Week 14 and were chasing the Panthers for the entire game.

This loss to the Carolina Panthers is soul-crushing for the Seattle Seahawks as their remaining schedule down the stretch is not so friendly. This is by no means saying that the Seahawks cannot win any of these remaining games, it is just to show how tough the upcoming matchup is for them compared to the last 2 weeks against the LA Rams and the Carolina Panthers.

Three takeaways from the Seahawks Week 14 loss

Now, the Seahawks will face the streaking division rival, the San Francisco 49ers this Thursday, a game, we don’t want to say a must-win, but it is turning out to be one for them. As of this writing, the Seattle Seahawks are on the outside looking in for the playoff picture in the NFC with a 7-6 record and they must gather themselves quickly as it is a quick turnaround for them this week.

As the Seahawks game plan ahead against the 49ers this Thursday, here are the 3 takeaways from their crushing defeat in the hands of the Panthers in Week 14.