The Seattle Seahawks once again used a superb defensive performance to grab a 16-12 victory.
It was the second straight game the defense did not allow an offensive touchdown as the defense throttled the Carolina Panthers. The unit constantly wreaked havoc in the backfield and made Cam Newton uneasy on every throw.
But this game came down to more than just defense, as the offense showed improvement. It may not be up to par with where it should be, but there were surely glimpses of what this offense can become.
The Seahawks dominated the time of possession battle, leading to the Panthers defense looking a bit sluggish by the end of the game.
Nonetheless, there were still a number of costly penalties and turnovers that must be avoided moving forward.
Here are the winners and losers from Week 5.