The Carolina Panthers (4-8, 0-5 Away) head to face the Seattle Seahawks (7-5, 3-2 Home) at Lumen Field on Sunday. The Seahawks are four-point favorites, and the total is 44.5. Carolina is coming off a 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos at Bank of America Stadium on November 27.
Sam Darnold threw for 164 yards and a touchdown. D’Onta Foreman ran 24 times for 113 yards. DJ Moore caught four passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.Seattle beat the Los Angeles Rams 27-23 at SoFi Stadium last Sunday.
Geno Smith was 28 of 39 for 367 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. DeeJay Dallas carried 10 times for 37 yards. Tyler Lockett scored once. He was targeted 12 times, hauling in nine receptions for 128 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2019, a 30-24 win for the Seahawks.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Panthers are averaging 19.2 points per game for the season, 25th in the NFL, and they are facing a Seahawks defense that has surrendered 25.3 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, Seattle has scored 26.5 points a game this season, fifth in the league, and Carolina is allowing 22.2 PPG (14th).
The Panthers rank as one of the league’s worst teams in passing yards per game (188.9, 30th), while they are 17th in rushing yards (116.8). The Seahawks are 20th in passing yards allowed per game (245.3) and 31st against the run (155.3).
Seattle is seventh in the league in passing yards per game (264.1) and 19th in rushing (116.5), while the Panthers are allowing 224.8 passing yards (13th) and 135.7 rushing yards per game (25th). Carolina is averaging an NFL-worst 2.4 red zone trips a game this season, finding the end zone 52% of the time (20th).
Through seven games, Baker Mayfield has thrown for six touchdowns (6 INT) and 187.6 yards per game to lead Carolina in passing. In three away games this season, he has three TDs (2 INT) and an average of 165.3 yards passing. D’Onta Foreman leads the team in rushing with an average of 51.2 yards a game over 11 games. He has four touchdowns on the ground.
DJ Moore is the Panthers’ leading receiver with 50.4 yards a game and four TDs. He is averaging 3.8 receptions on 7.3 targets per game.Geno Smith has 22 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 264.1 yards per game through 12 games to lead Seattle.
In five home games this season, he has thrown for eight TDs (2 INT) and an average of 251.4 yards. Kenneth Walker III has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 59.0 yards a game through 11 games.
He has nine touchdowns. Tyler Lockett has been a key target in the Seahawks’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 69.7 yard per game average through 12 appearances. Tyler Lockett is averaging 7.5 targets per game (5.5 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Carolina is looking to taste victory on the road for the first time this season.
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