The Seattle Seahawks won a tough road game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium by a score of 16-12.
The Seahawks overcame two interceptions from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, who struggled for the second game in a row after tossing three interceptions in Week 4.
Marshawn Lynch did enough to keep the chains moving and keep Cam Newton off the field, rushing for 85 yards on 21 carries and helping the Seahawks win the time-of-possession battle by almost 10 minutes.
Cam Newton was frustrated by the Seahawks swarming defense all game long. Though he didn't turn the ball over, he didn't throw or run for a single touchdown.
Rookie linebackers Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin combined for 3.5 sacks, and the Seahawks' speed on defense was too much for Newton to handle.
Starting in place of Jon Beason, rookie linebacker Luke Kuechly did well, making seven solo tackles and hauling in one of Wilson's two interceptions.
The Seahawks improved to 3-2 and will host the New England Patriots in Week 6, while the Panthers fell to 1-4 and will have some extra time to think things over with a bye.
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