The Carolina Panthers marched into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday looking to remain undefeated for the season as they faced the Seattle Seahawks. After falling behind by 13 points in the second half, Carolina rallied on the strength of two Jonathan Stewart touchdown runs and a 26-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen with 32 seconds to play as the Panthers stole a 27-23 win to remain undefeated at 5-0.
Seattle took a 20-7 lead midway through the third quarter on a 50-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka but that’s when Stewart began his attack. He would score from a yard out with 3:34 left in the third quarter to make it 20-14. After another Hauschka field goal in the fourth quarter, Stewart scored again with 3:55 to play to make it a three-point game.
After a Seattle punt, Newton led the Panthers down the field to score the winning touchdown against a very loud Seahawks crowd at CenturyLink Field. Newton finished 20-for-36 passing for 269 yards with the touchdown and two interceptions. Stewart had 78 rushing yards on 20 carries for Carolina while Olsen finished with seven catches for 131 yards. Russell Wilson was 18-for-30 passing for 239 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks. Jimmy Graham had his first breakout game for Seattle with eight catches for 140 yards.
The Seahawks, who fell to 2-4 for the season, have a short week ahead of them as they will travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers on Thursday night. The Panthers will be under the Sunday Night Football lights next week as they host the Eagles.