With all the stories of Seattle possibly suffering from a three hour time difference (kickoff was 10:00 a.m. according to their bodies), when the game was on the line, Seattle looked anything buy sluggish and they narrowly defeated the Carolina Panthers to start the season off on a good note.
The Seahawks open the regular season on the road for the tenth time in the last 14 seasons as they travel to Carolina this weekend for the first of five 10 a.m. kickoffs in 2013.
While the Seattle Seahawks can’t take their preseason record into the regular season, it’s comforting to know that a perfect 4-0 preseason including scoring 110 points (the second most in the league) and allowing just 36 (the least) for a league-leading 74 net points meant that all aspects of the ‘Hawks, not just the first team, were playing well throughout every game.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has the statistics of a superstar. Now he wants the wins to prove he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks.
A dual-threat quarterback is something the Seattle Seahawks’ stellar defense has not seen yet. Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo are mobile QBs, but they run only out of necessity. Newton runs by design, as the Panthers utilize the read option he ran at Auburn.
The keyword is “upside.” And these guys have it. Here are the top 10 fantasy football quarterbacks for the 2012 NFL season.