Led by two touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, the Seahawks built a comfortable 20-7 lead over the Panthers.
Wilson finished the half 11 for 14 for 192 yards, throwing a 19-yard touchdown to DK Metcalf and a 16-yard touchdown to Tyler Lockett. Seattle also got strong contributions from Chris Carson, who rushed for 56 yards and a 16-yard score to give his team an early 7-0 lead, as well as Josh Gordon, who made a spectacular 58-yard reception.
Aside from one scoring drive, the Seahawks' defense also turned in a stellar effort. Rasheem Green thwarted one drive with a third down sack, while Bobby Wagner intercepted Kyle Allen towards the end of the second quarter to wipe out a potential scoring drive before intermission.