The Carolina Panthers hosted the Seattle Seahawks in a pivotal game before heading into their bye week. While the defense held the Seahawks to 16 points, the Panthers were unable to get anything going offensively and fell to 1-4 on the season.
The way the game played out and the ineffectiveness of some key players left this game to be summed up simply as an epic failure.
Carolina had its chances despite playing bad football, and their window at making a postseason run is closing fast. The Panthers probably have three or four more losses before they are completely out of the hunt—and with their remaining schedule, it will not be easy.
After a game like this one, it is hard to put together a lot of positives and identify winners in the wake of so much negativity and poor performances. Oddly enough, the winners are all defensive players given that there was nobody on the other side of the ball who stood out—at least not in a good way.
While there may be others warranting mention on this list, here are the ones that stood out the most in Week 5.