The Panthers had their way with the Seahawks during the first half of their NFC divisional game Sunday. Seattle has represented the NFC in the Super Bowl two years in a row, a streak that was in jeopardy about five minutes into Sunday’s game.
Here are some of the crazy stats from the first half:
• The Panthers out-rushed the Seahawks 95 yards to three in the first quarter.
• The last time Seattle faced a 24-point deficit was in 2011.
• Team trailing by 31 points more in any game during the last 15 seasons are 0–325.
• The Panthers held the third-largest halftime shutout lead in playoff history.
• The Panthers had never scored 30 points in a playoff game before.
• The Seahawks allowed only 39 points combined in their first two playoff games last season.
• The Panthers led in first downs, total yards, yards per play, passing yards, rushing yards, red zone attempts and time of possession at the end of the first half.
• Eight teams have had playoff halftime leads of 30 or more points, and they’ve all won by an average of 38.5.
The Seahawks attempted to get on the board with a late field goal, but Steven Hauschka’s kick missed ride right as time expired in the second quarter. Seattle will receive the ball to start the third quarter.