Seahawks rally late in Carolina, avoid 3-game skid

Charlotte, NC ( – The Seattle Seahawks had never lost three
straight games with Russell Wilson under center.

After dropping consecutive games to Dallas and St. Louis, Seattle trailed late
in the fourth quarter in Carolina to put that streak in jeopardy.

But Wilson willed his team to a come-from-behind road victory, firing a
touchdown pass to tight end Luke Willson with 47 seconds remaining to lift his
Seahawks to a 14-9 win over the Panthers.

The defending Super Bowl champs trailed 9-6 after Graham Gano’s third field
goal of the game with 4:37 to play. But the Panthers (3-4-1) left too much
time on the clock for Wilson, who led a 9-play, 80-yard scoring drive.

First down throws to Cooper Helfet and Kevin Norwood preceded Wilson’s 14-
yard scramble to midfield. Marshawn Lynch then picked up a first down on the
ground, and three plays after the two-minute warning, Wilson hit his tight end
for a 23-yard touchdown down the middle of the field.

Cam Newton was sacked twice and threw two incompletions on Carolina’s final