The Panthers were driving to cut the Seahawks' lead in half in the fourth quarter when Cam Newton threw his second interception of the game. Kam Chancellor came up with the pick at the Seattle 10 and produced an interception return for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 31-10 lead. (watch video of
The Seahawks appeared to be putting the game away early in the fourth quarter when they went on a 6-play, 58-yard drive that ended with quarterback Russell Wilson throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 10:26 to go in the game. (Watch video of the play here)
The game got off to a slow start offensively as both teams combined for one first down through the first half of the opening quarter. On the Panthers' third possession, quarterback Cam Newton decided to test Richard Sherman deep.
Tight end Tony Moeaki, who had been listed as questionable after straining his calf in practice on Tuesday, was among Seattle's seven inactive players for the divisional playoff game today against Carolina.