After having just eight offensive snaps in the first quarter, the Seahawks’ offense came to life over the following 15 minutes of action, yet Seattle trails Carolina, 14-3, at halftime.
The Panthers (1-10) used a 10-play drive to open the game and the scorebook. Running backs Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson led the way, with the latter taking a handoff six yards into the end zone to give Carolina an early 7-0 lead.
Stewart was the next to cross the goal line, doing so with 8:09 remaining in the second quarter.
Between the two, the Panthers have 93 rushing yards after the first two quarters of play.
Seattle’s offense came to life in the second quarter thanks to its aerial game. Wide receiver Ben Obomanu and tight end Cameron Morrah had receptions of 27 and 36 yards, respectively. Despite the big plays, the offense managed just three points – coming off a 24-yard field goal by Olindo Mare.
The Seahawks will possibly start the second half without two of its leading receivers as both Obomanu and Mike Williams left the game with injuries. Both have return statuses of questionable.
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