The Seahawks pulled out a 13-9 win in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, with a touchdown in the final minute of what had until then been a battle of field goals.
That and other plays that made the game below:
Steven Hauschka’s 58-yard field goalEarly in the second quarter
It not only got the Seahawks on the board; it tied a team record for longest field goal.
Josh Norman intercepts a pass intended for Marshawn LynchLate in the second quarter
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman foiled the Hawks’ attempt to head into halftime with the lead, picking off a pass near the goal line intended for Lynch.
Marcus Burley’s interceptionEarly in the third quarter
Marcus Burley’s interception and 24-yard return put the Seahawks in position to make a game-tying field goal, making the score 6-6.
Kelvin Benjamin beats the LOBThird quarter
Somehow, Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin managed to nab a 51-yard pass despite having two of the league’s best defensive players all over him.
“It was a hell of a catch, and he’s a great player,” Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said after the game. “… He made a great play.”
Bruce Irvin’s back-to-back sacksFourth quarter
Seattle’s defense cranked it up at the end of the game, with linebacker Bruce Irvin sacking Panthers quarterback Cam Newton twice in a row.
“It was a great finish,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in a postgame press conference. “That’s why I’m so fired up about the defense, because the finish was in a surge, and that’s how we like to see it.”
Brandon Mebane also got a sack, busting out his infamous belly dance afterward.
Wilson-to-Willson game-winning touchdownFourth quarter, 47 seconds left
It was the only touchdown of the game, coming in the final minute on a 23-yard reception by tight end Luke Willson, who is filling in for the injured Zach Miller.
What did you think was the biggest play of the game?
More game coverage:
- Game photos
- Steven Hauschka’s 58-yard field goal ties Seahawks record
- Grading the Game: Seahawks improve, make plays on offense when needed
- Post-game videos: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas
- Russell Wilson, Seahawks ignore the noise and get a hard-fought win
- Seahawks’ defense has a throwback performance against Panthers
- Jerry Brewer: When a winning drive was needed, Russell Wilson came through again for Seahawks
- The view from Carolina: For Panthers, history repeats itself against the Seahawks
- What national media are saying about the Hawks’ win
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