Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:55 PM
If we play as well on the lines as we did vs Atlanta, we should win. Seattle has an outstanding defense, but 17-20 points could still be enough to beat them. The blueprint is there with what GB did (essentially hold them to 7 points, I don't count that last TD) and the Rams (who are not that good) held them to 13. Lynch may get his 100-150 yards, but if we can hold him to zero or 1 TD and we don't give up the dreaded 50+ yard TD run (with our safeties it's always a possibility) we should be able to handle their offense.
Wilson is a mobile QB, but our DL is hitting on all cylinders right now and I think the pressure will be enough to keep him off balance.
That said, my biggest concern is turnovers. I'm afraid that Seattle might get points out of their defense. If that is the case and we have an offensive meltdown (it seems like its either one side of the ball or the other) they could come away with a win.
Lately it seems that we have found new ways to lose. Consider that the TB, NY, and ATL losses were all very different in nature. Also, consider that we really should have won theTB game (offense didn't show up) and the ATL game (FS didn't show up) yet we are 1-3. Seattle is a young, well coached team, with very little in terms of baggage or expectations. They can play with nothing to lose (on the road) while we have this pathetic agonizing loss hanging over our heads. Will we find yet another way to lose?
Based on talent, game planning, home field, and desire, we should have the advantage. However, if the smallest misfortune should occur early in the game (a turnover or a big play for them) it could send this team reeling and propel us to a major loss. I feel like this Panthers team is fragile right now psychologically and the only cure is a much needed win, a bye week, and coming out strong in week 7 like we did against Atlanta. Anything in the script doesn't happen, the season will officially be lost and Rivera should make an exit. We get to 1-5, he might as well be fired.
Huge game psychologically for this team. Can we play mistake free after that debacle. I'm not inclined to expect it, but I sure HOPE TO HELL we do!