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Week 3 Game Preview: Panthers at Seahawks

Frankie Luvu

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers (0-2, 0-2 NFC South) will travel across the country for their third game with Seattle.

Carolina plays the Seahawks (1-1, 0-1 NFC West) at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at Lumen Field.

Scroll below for more information on the Week 3 matchup, series history, and stats comparison.

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History: Panthers vs. Seahawks

  • Carolina and Seattle have played 15 times. The Seahawks lead the series 10-5. | Series history
  • The Panthers won their last matchup with the Seahawks, 30-24, at Lumen Field.
  • The Seahawks lead the series 3-2 when played in the regular season at Seattle.

Statistical Comparison

Table inside Article
Category Carolina Seattle Seahawks
Total Yards Per Game 260.0 (28th) 286.5 (25th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 127.0 (9th) 83.5 (26th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.9 (4th) 3.9 (20th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 133.0 (32nd) 203.0 (17th)
Sacks Allowed 6 (t-17th) 3 (t-8th)
Third Down Efficiency 32.1 (25th) 35.0 (20th)
Points Per Game 13.5 (t-30th) 25.0 (13th)
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 281.0 (8th) 422.0 (31st)
Rushing Yards Per Game 132.0 (25th) 97.0 (13th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.5 (21st) 2.9 (3rd)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 149.0 (4th) 325.0 (30th)
Sacks 8 (t-3rd) 2 (29th)
Takeaways 1 (t-24th) 3 (t-2nd)
Third Down Efficiency 34.6 (10th) 60.7 (32nd)
Points Allowed Per Game 22.0 (13th) 30.5 (29th)

Statistical milestones to watch in 2023

  • Outside linebacker Brian Burns (39.5) needs 2.5 sacks to pass Kevin Greene (41.5) for fifth all-time in Panther history.
  • Burns (44) needs one tackle for loss to pass Greg Hardy (44) for seventh all-time in Panther history.
  • Outside linebacker Justin Houston (112.0) needs two sacks to pass Sean Jones (113.0) for 25th all-time in league history.
  • Houston (132) needs one tackle for loss to pass Michael Bennett (132) for eighth all-time in league history.
  • Cornerback Donte Jackson (14) needs four interceptions to pass Mike Minter (17) for fourth all-time in Panther history.
  • Wide receiver Adam Thielen (543) needs 57 receptions to become the fifth undrafted player in the common-draft era with at least 600 career receptions.
  • Since 2000, running back Miles Sanders is one of 14 players with 750-plus rushing yards in each of their first four seasons. Only eight players since 2000 have reached 750-plus rushing yards in each of their first five seasons.
  • Kicker Eddy Piñeiro (37) needs 18 field goals to pass Joey Slye (54) for third all-time in Panther history.
  • Punter Johnny Hekker (332) needs 11 punts downed inside the 20-yard line to pass Brad Maynard (342) for eighth all-time in league history.

Matchup notes

  • Carolina heads to the west coast in Week 3 to take on the Seattle Seahawks, serving as the Panthers' lone trip out west in 2023. Carolina travels the fourth-fewest miles (12,357) league-wide during the 2023 campaign.
  • Including three playoff bouts, this will mark the 16th matchup between the Panthers and Seahawks. The Seahawks hold an 8-4 all-time record in the regular season against Carolina. The Panthers look to even the series record in games played at Seattle at 3-3. Seattle leads 2-1 in postseason matchups.
  • The Panthers enter the contest with an 0-2 record after falling to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, 20-17.
  • Seattle enters Week 3 with a 1-1 record after defeating the Detroit Lions, 37-31, on the road in Week 2.

Carolina has played Seattle nine times since 2013. The Seahawks lead the all-time series 10-4.

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