NFL Divisional Playoffs – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

NFL Divisional Playoffs – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 1:05 pm ET
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte NC
TV: FOX

NFC Divisional Playoff Odds
Seattle Seahawks            +3           O44
Carolina Panthers           -3            U44

Mirror, mirror on the football field, who will be the better team at the end of today’s game? No but seriously though, these 2 team definitely mirror image each other and it shows as far as statistics, determination and being in the “zone” when executing key plays during each game. Both team’s quarterbacks are striking similar as run and pass helmsman and statistically.

Seattle SeahawksCarolina Panthers
Seattle-Seahawks Avg. Yds. (Rank) Category Avg. Yds. (Rank)NFL Divisional Playoffs – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers
236.9(20th)Pass Off.224.3(24th)
141.8(3rd)Rush Off.142.6(2nd)
10-6210.2(2nd)Pass Def.235.5(11th) 15-1
98.2 (7th)Rush Def.99.8 (9th)

Let’s look at Carolina’s passer Cam Newton first. Here is his 5-year numbers:

CAM  NEWTON’S CAREER STATS

Season Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds R TD Fum
2011310/51740512117125709142
2012280/4853863191212874181
2013292/4733372241311058761
2014262/4493104181210451655
2015296/49638373510132636104
Career1497/2513189381226962733154315

Now, Russell Wilson’s 4-year numbers:

CAREER STATS

Season Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds R TD Fum
2012252/393311226109448943
2013257/40833492699653915
2014285/454346620711684960
2015329/484411234810355413
Career1246/1941158591184045126851412

NFL Divisional Playoffs – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina PanthersThere are slight differences due to being a year apart, but these 2 marque players are almost clones.

There are substantial differences at the other positions. Seattle is 3 deep at wide receiver combining for 1,800 yards with 25 touchdowns while Carolina only is just 2 deep at this position  with 1,200 yards along with 13 scores. Both teams have starting running backs and their backups are just that. Seattle has no tight end to speak of while Carolina has the second best tight end in the National Football League.

Selection: Carolina -3