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Thursday, October 4, 2012
NFL Capsule: Seahawks at Panthers

Associated Press

SEATTLE (2-2) At CAROLINA (1-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE -- Panthers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Seattle 2-2; Carolina 2-2

SERIES RECORD -- Seahawks lead 3-2

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Seahawks No. 17; Panthers No. 22

LAST MEETING -- Seahawks beat Panthers 31-14, Dec. 5, 2010

LAST WEEK -- Seahawks lost to Rams 19-13; Panthers lost to Falcons 30-28

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (6), PASS (32)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (T9)

PANTHERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (13), RUSH (11), PASS (14)

PANTHERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (25), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Seahawks have never won in Charlotte. ... Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ran for three TDs in last meeting as Seahawks scored 28 unanswered points to battle back from 14-3 deficit. ... Lynch leads NFL with 423 yards rushing and has at least 85 yards rushing in 12 of past 13 games. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tied for most wins by rookie QB with two. . Seahawks RB-PR-KR Leon Washington ranks second in NFL with 37.7-yard kick return average. ... Seattle DE Bruce Irvin tied for lead among NFC rookies with 2½. ... CB Richard Sherman has three interceptions in past five games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton is only player in NFL history with 25 or more passing TDs and 15 or more rushing TDs in first 20 NFL games. ... Newton's 17 rushing TDs are most by QB in first two seasons. ... Newton had costly fumble last week against Falcons when he could have closed out game with first down. ... RB DeAngelo Williams is player who started "pink" movement in NFL to raise breast cancer awareness. Several family members have breast cancer, including his mother. ... When Williams has 18-plus rushing attempts, Panthers 15-3 (.833). ... RB Jonathan Stewart ran for 92 yards and TD in last game against Seattle. . In past seven home games, WR Steve Smith has four 100-yard receiving games. ... WR Kealoha Pilares had first career receiving TD last week vs. Atlanta. ... TE Greg Olsen beginning to heat up. He had six catches for 89 yards and score last Sunday. ... DE Charles Johnson had 3½ sacks against Atlanta after failing to register one in first three games. ... New addition Dwan Edwards has 3½ sacks, second-most among NFC DTs.

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