Seahawks stifle Panthers with last-second area purpose



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26 Nov 2018, 03:54 IST
Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks held on for a 30-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers by way of the foot of Sebastian Janikowski in a vital NFC matchup on Sunday.

The back-and-forth battle got here right down to the wire, with the sport tied 27-27 on the two minute warning after three lead modifications. Panthers veteran Graham Gano had an opportunity to provide his workforce a late surge however missed a 52-yard area purpose with 1:45 remaining to set Seattle up for a profitable last drive to seal the win.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 22 of 30 for 339 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

However Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the true star of the present. He was excellent via the primary half, setting a franchise document as he accomplished 14 of 14 passes for 159 yards and a landing earlier than throwing his first incompletion of the sport along with his opening move of the third quarter. Nonetheless, he adopted that up with a 26-yard rush for a primary down.

Newton completed 25 of 30 for 256 yards, with two scores and a choose.

In the meantime, Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey exploded as he logged 17 carries for 125 dashing yards and a landing whereas including 11 catches for 112 receiving yards and one other rating. Sadly, his standout efficiency wasn’t sufficient.

Seattle’s victory stored the Rams from clinching the NFC West. Subsequent up, the Seahawks will host Richard Sherman and the 49ers..

Carolina entered the week 12 matchup three-and-a-half video games behind the first-place Saints however dropped their first residence recreation of the season and third straight general. The Panthers go to the Buccaneers in an NFC South showdown subsequent.

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