The Seattle Seahawks opened up the 2013 season with a gutsy win over the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. The headlines this week were mostly about the two Pro Bowl quarterbacks who were facing off in this game, but the real story on Sunday was the two very solid defenses.
It is easy to focus on the positive after a win, and there were plenty of positive in this game. Russell Wilson throwing for 320 yards would be one, and the defense only giving up seven points would be another.
At the same time, the Seahawks were far from perfect in this game. The offensive line really struggled, and the penalty problem that plagued this team in the preseason showed up again. There will be plenty of teaching points for head coach Pete Carroll and his staff to break down once they get a chance to look at the film.
Here's a breakdown of the Seahawks' roster and how it graded out against the Panthers.