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The Carolina Panthers like to put up points, but they also like to give away points as well.
Cam Newton is playing like Cam Newton. Although still new to the game, he's making small mistakes that end up being detrimental in the long run. But he's playing well nonetheless.
However, their defense is the problem. Their secondary is suspect and the pass rush isn't strong.
Against a hot Seahawks team, Carolina will have a tough time stuffing Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense.
First, I believe the strong Seattle defense will stifle Cam Newton and prevent him from gaining big yardage on the ground and connecting on long passes.
Secondly, while there are questions at the quarterback position for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, Russell Wilson will have a few highlights in the game that will ultimately be the deciding factor late in the game.
Even without Wilson, backup Matt Flynn showed last season with the Packers that he possesses real talent, so even if Seattle went with Flynn, it does no favors for the Panthers.