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Seahawks Beat Panthers: 3 Takeaways From Seattle's Win

The Seattle Seahawks grabbed a big win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Here are three observations from the victory.

The Seattle Seahawks are sending the 12's home happy with a 37-27 win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lumen Field.

The win gives the Seahawks a 2-1 record on the young season, while the Panthers remain winless at 0-3.

Here are three takeaways from Seattle's win ...

Kenneth Walker Masterclass

The day definitely belonged to Kenneth Walker III. While he was just shy of his sixth career 100-yard game, his 97 yards and two touchdowns willed the way for a Seahawks win. Seattle went to him early and often since the Panthers defense failed to conjure up an answer to stop him.

Walker also caught three passes for 59 yards, bringing his total scrimmage years to 156, which led the team. If Walker continues to establish a dominant presence in the Seahawks offense, Seattle should be a team to watch in the NFC all year long.

Sep 24, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers.

3's Instead of 7's

While the Seahawks scored 37 points, they could have ran up the scoreboard on the Panthers even more. Seattle failed to score a touchdown in the first half and instead settled for five field goals on its first eight possessions.

The Seahawks were able to clean up their offense, scoring touchdowns on three of their final four drives to make the score look a little more lopsided than what it was.

Seattle was lucky to be able to grab a win like this against a struggling Carolina team, but it may not be as fortunate when the schedule gets more difficult down the line.

Jake Bobo, Welcome to the NFL!

Undrafted rookie receiver Jake Bobo caught his first touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter from Geno Smith.

Before the game, coach Pete Carroll clamored for a bigger role for Bobo, and that's what he got.

“We haven’t gotten enough of Bobo,” Carroll said earlier this week. “We kind of got going with him, but I’d like to see him become more part of it. He’s busting his tail, he’s ready to go, he’s ready to do whatever we need him to do, and we love having him on the club. He’s got so much versatility and so many unique traits that he brings us. It won’t be long.”

The Seahawks will now visit the New York Giants on Oct. 2 for Monday Night Football.