Seahawks’ status questionable versus Panthers
Carolina Panthers looking at different status of Seattle Seahawks players
Sunday at Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks for the second time this season.
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Mostly everyone knows what happened the first time these teams met, as the Panthers won in the fourth quarter with a Cam Newton to Greg Olsen connection for the game-winning touchdown pass against a broken Seahawks secondary.
The Seahawks’ secondary might not be broken anymore, but these are two different teams from the first time played earlier this season.
The game on Sunday will be a defensive matchup with two dedicated and top notch defenses.
However, one of the key things will be the status of the Seahawks.
Ted Sevransky from SportsbookReview.com shared some thoughts on the injuries coming out of the Seahawks’ game versus the Minnesota Vikings.
The first is Marshawn Lynch. Lynch took reps in practice all week before the game against the Vikings, yet, as he was about to board the plane to Minnesota, he mysteriously did not make the trip, but will it matter versus the Panthers?
“The Seattle Seahawks late season resurgence has come entirely without RB Marshawn Lynch on the field. I don’t think he moves the needle one iota – not even worth a half point to the spread, or to the eventual result. But Lynch is a ‘superstar.’”
Lynch used to be the main factor in the offense for the Seahawks, but is he becoming an afterthought?
Playing in the cold weather in Minnesota had a physical impact on all the players, but injury-wise, what is the status? Sevransky said,
“The Seahawks came out of Sunday’s game at Minnesota virtually unscathed. The only new player on their injury report Monday morning was the punter, Jon Ryan, who had his nose bloodied but was still fine to finish the game against the Vikings. I’d be very surprised if Ryan wasn’t good to go at Carolina.”
However, will the Seahawks still be frozen come time to play at Bank of America Stadium?