Seahawks vs. Panthers 2013 results: Russell Wilson mounts comeback, Seattle wins 12-7

Grant Halverson

The Panthers learned the hard way that you can't give Russell Wilson space in the fourth quarter.

Russell Wilson did what he's done so many times before Sunday, bringing the Seattle Seahawks back from adversity to an impressive 12-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Wilson fought through a lack of offensive weapons and a flailing running game to finish with 320 passing yards and one touchdown. When the Panthers left the door open late, Wilson was happy to stroll through. A series of impressive plays led to a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse late in the game, which secured a Seattle victory.

The story for the Panthers was offensive passivity. A tenuous lead at halftime caused offensive coordinator Mike Shula to call conservative plays that didn't allow Steve Smith and Cam Newton to stretch the field. The Panthers' quarterback was impressive in the first half, but vanished in the second, finishing with 125 passing yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy studs and duds

Newton had a terrible game from a fantasy perspective, finishing with only 163 all purpose yards and a touchdown.

Marshawn Lynch was unable to break through the Panthers' offensive line, managing just 47 rushing yards.

Injury report

The Carolina Panthers lost right guard Garry Williams in the first half with a leg injury, there has been no update on his status.

Did they cover?

The Seahawks were three-point favorites, according to OddsShark. Their five-point victory means they covered the spread.

What's next?

Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. ET: Seattle vs. San Francisco

Sept. 15, 1 p.m. ET: Carolina vs. Buffalo

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