|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers, and need a win otherwise they face a string of losses reaching three weeks. The Carolina Panthers will travel to the loudest stadium in the NFL when the play the Seattle Seahawks on December 5th. The Carolina Panthers are coming off a hard fought loss to the Cleveland Browns and now they land in Seattle. Rookie Jimmy Clausen will have a baptism by fire in this game dealing with the loud and raucous Seattle fans in Qwest Field.
Jimmy Clausen almost won his first come from behind victory as an NFL starter for the Carolina Panthers against the Cleveland Browns but fell one kickers leg short of finishing the deal. The experience was invaluable for Clausen who is another NFL quarterback dealing with devastating injuries to his entire back field. The Carolina Panthers once had two running backs that were 1000 yard rushers, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
The Seattle Seahawks defense is decent against the run holding opposing rushers to 105 yards per game.
The Seattle Seahawks are among the worst NFL teams against the pass. They are yielding over 280 yards per game through the air. The front seven of the Seattle Seahawks is better than most but they still give up too much through the air and are considered soft. The Seattle Seahawks defense has a slight edge over the Carolina Panthers offense.
When a team is 1-10 it is not believable that the defense is one of the better defenses in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers are giving up 330 yards total on defense but they are strong against the pass. They have shut down some of the better passing games in the NFL including Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. The Carolina Panthers defense is susceptible to the run, giving up over 130 yards per game on the ground.
The Seattle Seahawks offense seems to be reliant on one offensive player. Mike Williams the Detroit Lions reject has become a go-to wide receiver for Matt Hasselbeck and may be that player on this Seattle Seahawks team. With Williams out this team has no heart.