Well, that was fun while it lasted for the Panthers.
The Seahawks woke from a ridiculous slumber, blasting back with three touchdowns in short order to take a 24-14 lead in the third quarter.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Herald
The Panthers had dominated the first half, but the Seahawks came screaing back with three scores in 4:35 worth of game time.
They scored first on a nine-play, 96-yard drive to open the second half. Then came Lofa Tatupu's interception return for a score. Then a 84-yard punt return by Leon Washington set up a Marshawn Lynch touchdown.
It was a remarkable turn of events, as the Seahawks looked flat-line and their fans were giving them the business.
The Panthers now can't get out of their own way. Even when Mike Goodson took a kickoff back to the end zone, a pair of flags nullified the chance to grab some momentum back.
-- Darin Gantt