Many are screaming borefest with this matchup, but Cam Newton against the Seattle defensive line will be a treat.
Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin can tee off on opposing tackles similar to how the Rams dismantled the Cardinals Thursday night, Newton is not exactly a dead duck in the pocket.
K.J. Wright has been an exceptional linebacker for Seattle and it is imperative to slow down the Panthers rushing attack.
DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart are fairly healthy and they need to take less of the onus on Newton since Carolina has struggled mightily at times.
Steve Smith has not been his same superstar self and Greg Olsen is not going to be able to bail them out in crucial third downs, so somebody out of nowhere may have to step up.
Or perhaps the defense will just need to put together its best performance of the season in order to avoid starting out 1-4 in an NFC South division that is being taken over by those Dirty Birds.
Atlanta is clearly the team to beat, but the Panthers showed as bad as they did blow the game that they are still talented enough to compete on any given Sunday.
Jon Beason and Luke Kuechly are a solid pair of linebackers and Charles Johnson is coming off a 3.5 sack masterpiece. Russell Wilson has failed to throw for over 200 yards in a single game yet, which is imply disturbing.
Marshawn Lynch may be getting his beast on with skittles on the side, but Carolina will load the box up and slow the toughest animal in the NFL (for his position).
Yes, points will come at a premium in this one and I am leaning with the home team in a defensive struggle.
Stats To Know: Carolina is 25th against the run, Seattle is 2nd. Seattle is 27th in PPG, Carolina is 23rd
Network: FOX (710)
Time: 4:05 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Panthers by 3
Danny V’s Pick: Panthers 17, Seahawks 13