It’s Divisional Weekend in the NFL. The winners will play for the right to make plans for Super Bowl 49.
Some defenses in the National Football League are blessed with great athletes. Others hide weaknesses with unique schemes. The Seattle Seahawks’ defense has great athletes, a simple scheme, and players who enjoy doling out bone-crunching tackles.
The NFL’s best face off this weekend
Seattle must make the most of their home-field advantage against the Panthers.
The Panthers will not find a meaty opponent on Saturday when the NFC South champs come to Seattle. Cam Newton will face the league’s stingiest defense, one that has been doing much of the chomping the last two months.
The Saints took control of the NFC South with a 28-10 victory over the Panthers last night, their first win in Carolina since 2011. New Orleans enters a three-game home stretch with a 4-4 record, while Carolina (3-5-1), which only has one win in its last seven games, travels to Philadelphia in 10 days.
Russell Wilson used Seattle’s 13-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday as proof that things are just fine with the defending Super Bowl champions
Wilson finished 20 of 32 for 199 yards with one interception and one touchdown
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The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.