SEATTLE MATCHUP HAS BEEN BREWING: Even though it looked for a minute Sunday like it actually wouldn't happen, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer writes about the Panthers' seemingly inevitable matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. READ MORE
SEATTLE SLANT: Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times offers some of the first perspective from some key Seahawks about the latest matchup between Carolina and Seattle. READ MORE
THREE WAYS TO WIN: David Newton of ESPN.com takes an early work at reasons why the Panthers might have the upper hand against the two-time reigning NFC champions. READ MORE
SEATTLE SLEW: Neil Greenberg of The Washington Post takes an all-over-the-place look at how the Seahawks survived and how they might have to change things up after losing to Carolina earlier in the season. READ MORE
ROUNDBALL RIVERA: The day before the NFC playoffs kicked off, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera drove to Durham to check out a Duke basketball game in person for the first time. READ MORE
View the top photos by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez from Carolina's game against Seattle.