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Countdown to training camp: Seahawks come back to beat Panthers

Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Only twelve days remain until the Seattle Seahawks open 2018 training camp on July 25th and here at Field Gulls we continue our countdown by working backwards through each game from 2018.

Friday we looked at Bobby Wagner’s franchise record 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in the destruction of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13, which followed Thursday’s look at a Angry Doug Baldwin on the sidelines of the Monday Night Football victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14. Wednesday covered the Hawks upset loss in Week 15 at Levi’s field in Santa Clara, which some may have considered a trap game in the lead up to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs where Seattle slowed down one of the most potent offenses in NFL history in a 38-31 upset. That was the week before a last second field goal lifted the Seahawks to victory over the Arizona Cardinals for a second time, only to see the season end against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

That means today we’re at Week 12, which saw the Seahawks take on the Carolina Panthers. I have already covered this game in great detail, including how the Panthers worked to muddy the pre-snap reads for Russell Wilson and how the Hawks responded to counter that muddying. The game was one which set the stage for a potential upset, as it was a 10 AM game being played on a grass surface, both of which have given Seattle problems in the past. Neither of those factors, however, could stop Wilson from tying it up on a 35 yard pass to David Moore before later finding Tyler Lockett deep on a scramble drill to set up the winner by Sebastian Janikowski.

However, in spite of the highlights and the great plays and the big throws, there’s one play that sticks out in the minds of many from this game.

I could watch that clip all day. It’s absolutely mind blowing.

In any case, that’s a highlight that fans will likely be seeing for years and years to come, and I’m sure we’ll see it a ton in the build up to the Week 15, when the Seahawks and Panthers play for the 47th consecutive season.