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The Carolina Panthers dropped three of four games in September, but they return home to start the month of October as favorites against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks struggled on the road in a Week 4 loss to the Rams, with Russell Wilson throwing three interceptions and failing to move the offense. Carolina hung tough with an undefeated Atlanta team on the road, but Matt Ryan led the Falcons down the field for a game-winning field goal in the final seconds. While it was still a loss, the game was a dramatic improvement for the Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another.
As the Panthers struggled, Newton became the subject of debate in the first month of the season. But the performance in Atlanta seemed to momentarily quell that. He'll need to come through at home against Seahawks, however, if the Panthers want to have any hope of making noise later in the year. Carolina is favored by a field goal, the typical amount of points that oddsmakers set for the home team in a game they feel is evenly matched.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 7; 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
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