I was looking around on CBS sports and found an article with divisional round picks. My eyes went immediately to our matchup and I thought that I should share this exert:
In the most recent game between these two teams, Carolina almost came out on top. Back in October, the Seahawks needed a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 47 seconds left to beat the Panthers 13-9.
I'm not sure why I brought that game up though because that's not the same Seahawks team the Panthers will see on Saturday.
Going into the October game, the Seahawks were 3-3, on a two game losing streak, had just traded Percy Harvin and had to travel cross-country to Charlotte for a 10 a.m. PT kickoff. Everything was stacked against the Seahawks and they still won.
I thought it was funny to see someone mention that the Seahawks have actually changed as well, along with the venue. While its been well documented over the last week that things have changed dramatically with the Panthers (almost to the extent of a fan base that is used to losing and desperately wants to make themselves feel like this time will be different) no one seems interested in actually talking about the Seahawks. And while I don't think things were "stacked against" Seattle in the last meeting he does make good points about the Harvin trade, they're current state, and the location of the game, which are huge, I think we should all be a little more realistic about what could potentially happen this weekend. The Seahawks are on a 6 game winning streak, are home in the playoffs where they were 2-0 last season in the playoffs, and have pro bowler Bobby Wagner back in the lineup.
Cam will have to play his best game of the season and the team will have to be flawless in every phase to come out with a victory. We can absolutely do those things much like we did against New England on monday night football last season, but thats a big IF considering where we will be playing and the experience of the Seattle players. I am all up for optimism but I'm also realize that this team has overachieved a bit this season and I know this game is going to be extremely tough.
Not trying to cause arguments but just wanted to inject a little rationality and reality into the convo for the upcoming matchup. We can definitely win this game, but we have to play so much better on offense than we have.
That is all.