The good, the bad, and the ugly in Seattle Seahawks Week 3 victory over the Panthers

Seattle moved to 2-1 in 2023 with a victory over Carolina at Lumen Field.

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Kenneth Walker III runs wild

In the early weeks of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks faced a rollercoaster ride, marked by mixed results and inconsistent performances. Yet, one glaring concern that had persisted through the first two games was the struggle of Kenneth Walker III and Seattle's run game. However, all of that changed in a spectacular fashion during Week 4 when the Seahawks clashed with the Carolina Panthers.

In the previous encounters, fans had witnessed a Seattle offense that seemed to sputter and stall, leaving supporters yearning for the days of dominant ground attacks that had defined the franchise in years past. The Seahawks were in desperate need of a spark, and that spark arrived in the form of Kenneth Walker III.

The Week 3 matchup against the Panthers was a turning point for Walker and the entire Seahawks offense. Walker, the dynamic running back from Michigan State, had been waiting for his breakout moment in the NFL, and he seized it with both hands. Carrying the ball 18 times, Walker amassed an impressive 97 rushing yards and found the end zone twice with two rushing touchdowns.

The transformation of the Seahawks' run game was nothing short of remarkable. Gone were the struggles to gain yardage on the ground, replaced by a newfound confidence and authority. Walker's ability to explode through holes in the Panthers' defense and evade would-be tacklers left fans in awe and opponents in frustration.