Stats roundup from the Panthers’ first-half blowout of the Seahawks
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.