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Seattle Flexes Depth Muscles in Win Over Panthers - Locked On Seahawks Podcast

Overcoming injuries to numerous starters before and during the game, the Seattle Seahawks outlasted the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's 37-27 win in large part due to improved depth across the board anchored by an emerging rookie class.

Despite having nearly a third of their roster on the injury report on Thursday and close to double digit players listed as questionable to play against the Carolina Panthers, the Seattle Seahawks withstood the absences of key starters such as Charles Cross and Riq Woolen to outlast their opponent for a 37-27 win at Lumen Field on Sunday.

"The guys that were hurt all week that couldn't play, that were able to get to game day and answer the call," coach Pete Carroll said after the game. "Diggsy [Quandre Diggs], Julian Love, DK [Metcalf], J Reed [Jarran Reed], those guys didn't get much work at all and they just wouldn't not play. So they made it through their injuries and sucked it up and all had really solid games for us. It's a great visual for our young guys to understand what it takes."

In a back-and-forth affair highlighted by field goal kickers splitting the uprights, after already entering the game missing three starting offensive linemen, Seattle lost guard Damien Lewis briefly to a hand injury with untested Ben Brown jumping into the lineup for him. On defense, cornerback Tre Brown exited the game with a concussion, further depleting a unit minus starters Woolen and Jamal Adams in the secondary, while edge rusher Darrell Taylor also exited with an injury in the second quarter.

Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet (26) rushes against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field.

Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers.

Hosts Corbin Smith and Rob Rang take a close look at Seattle's better than advertised depth standing out on offense and defense and how rookies stepped up to the plate on Sunday to aid the cause with so many players banged up, headlined by guard Anthony Bradford excelling in the trenches in his first NFL start replacing Phil Haynes and undrafted rookie receiver Jake Bobo continuing to turn heads with a highlight reel touchdown grab in a winning effort.

Smith and Rang also answer listener questions in their Monday mailbag and dish out in-depth takeaways for their Monday Musings, including a phenomenal performance from rookie Devon Witherspoon playing the role of shutdown corner on the outside in his second career start and how the vocal presence of the 12s at Lumen Field matched up with the noise from the franchise's title year in 2013.

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