Carolina heads to the West Coast in Week 3 to take on the Seattle Seahawks, serving as the Panther’s 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 two squads. 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 in Seattle at three games a piece. Seattle leads 2-1 in postseason matchups.
The Panthers enter the contest with a 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.
- The defense tallied four sacks in back-to-back games. This is the second time in team history where the team recorded four sacks in consecutive games (Weeks One-Three of the 2021 season).
- Since joining the Panthers in 2021, linebacker Frankie Luvu has recorded 159 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. Luvu recorded two sacks vs. the Saints marking his second-career multi-sack game and first since Week 10 of the 2022 season against the Atlanta Falcons.
- Safety Vonn Bell tallied his first interception as a member of the Carolina Panthers, picking off Saints QB Derek Carr late in the second quarter. It was Bell’s seventh-career interception and first against the team that drafted him in 2016. Xaiver Woods finished the game with eight tackles and two passes defensed
- Kicker Eddy Pineiro is now seven-for-seven on field goals of 50-plus yards in his career, becoming the only kicker since his 2019 rookie year to convert 100 percent of field goals of 50-or-more yards (min of seven attempts.)
- A three-time Pro Bowler, Andy Dalton’s 3,734 career completions rank 21st in NFL history and the eighth-highest total since he entered the league in 2011. His 38,150 career passing yards rank 24th all-time in NFL history and ninth since being drafted.
- Seattle holds the NFL’s fifth best home record since 2010 with a 72-34 mark and this weekend’s game marks the 165th consecutive sell out at Lumen Field dating back to 2003. With the overtime win at Detroit last week, Seattle improved its overtime record to 16251 and 881 under Pete Carroll.
- Seattle’s offseason priority was to shore up its run defense, and in doing so overhauled its defensive line, returning one starter (Uchenna Nwosu). Ending 2022 ranking 30th against the run (150.2 ypg) and 26th in rush average (4.86 ypc), Seattle begins 2023 ranking 13th in rush yards allowed (97.0 ypg) and third in yards per carry (2.89).
- At Detroit (9/17), quarterback Geno Smith became the first player in franchise history with 325 passing yards, two touchdown passes and a 75% completion rate.
- Since taking over the starting role vs. Arizona (10/16/22), running back Kenneth Walker has posted the third most rushing yards in franchise history in a player’s first 13 career starts.
- Panthers LB Frankie Luvu played college football at Washington State from 2014-2017.
- Panthers P Johnny Hekker is a native of Bothell, Wash., and attended Bothell HS.
- Panthers OL Calvin Throckmorton is a native of Bellevue, Wash., and attended Newport HS.
- Panthers LB Shaq Thompson played college football at Washington from 2012-2014.
- Seahawks G Phil Haynes is a native of Raleigh, N.C., and attended North Raleigh Christian for three years and ultimately earned his diploma from Raleigh Enloe HS. He went on to play college football at Wake Forest from 2014-2018.
- Seahawks NT Jarran Reed is a native of Goldsboro, N.C., and attended Goldsboro HS.
- Seahawks LB Drake Thomas is a native of Raleigh, N.C., and attended Heritage HS in Wake Forest, N.C. He went on to play college football at North
Carolina State from 2019-2022.
- Seahawks WR Jake Bobo played college football at Duke from 2018-2021.
Panthers vs Seahawks
All-Time Series: 15 total matchups | Seattle leads 10-5
Last Regular Season Game: 12/11/22 | Carolina 30 vs Seattle 24
Series Record at Seattle (Regular Season): Seattle leads the series 3-2
How to Watch
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. ET CBS – Ian Eagle – Play by Play; Charles Davis – Color; Evan Washburn – Sideline
Live Stream: Panthers.com
Radio: WRFX 99.7FM in Charlotte market – Anish Shroff (Play by Play), Kurt Coleman (Color), Jim Szoke (Color), Kevin Donnalley (Sideline)