This past Saturday, the 10th of January, 2015, we had the pleasure of witnessing the 2015 NFC Division round playoff game. The 7-8-1 Carolina Panthers played the 12-4 Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, with the game televised on Fox TV. Let’s recap the football betting action that saw Carolina fall to Seattle.
As it turned out the stars for this game were the Seahawks QB Wilson and their defensive strong safety Chancellor who helped Seattle win this game, and advance to the NFC Division Title game.
The statistics of the game allows one to think that the Panther should have won the game, with the exception that Carolina had 3 costly turnovers in the game, 1 fumble and 2 interceptions, while Seattle had no turnovers. The Panthers had 21-1st downs to the Seahawks 16-1st downs. The Panthers had 68 total plays in the game for 362 total yards, with 230 passing and 132 rushing, while Seattle had 52 total plays for 348 total yards, with 248 passing and 100 yards rushing in the game. Carolina possessed the ball for 34:03 minutes of the game, while the Seahawks had ball possession for only 25:37 minutes of the game.
The leaders offensively for the Panthers was QB Newton who completed 23 of his 36 passes for 246 yards, with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while being sacked 2 times for a total loss of 16 yards. RB Stewart & QB Newton combined for 24 carries for 107 yards with no TDs. Receivers Benjamin & Olsen combined for 11 receptions for 133 yards, with Benjamin scoring 2 touchdowns.
Leading offensively for the Seahawks was QB Wilson who completed 15 of 22 passes for 268 yards, with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. RB Lynch & QB Wilson combined for 21 carries for 81 yards, while Receivers Kearse and Wilson combined for 7 receptions 197 yards with Kearse scoring 1 TD and Wilson scoring 1 TD. Seattle never was trailing on the scoreboard in this game as they became the 1st defending Super Bowl Champs to win a playoff game the following season, since the Patriots did the same back in 2006.
Many have tried to nickname Chancellor as Superman, but he says he is batman, the dark knight, and don’t change in a phone booth, and the dark knight has had an interception in the last 3 consecutive playoff games, and their calling his latest the “Kam Quake” as he intercepted Newton, as he leaped over lineman, and had a 90 yard six pick in the 4th quarter to give the Seahawks the lead, the win and the advancement to the NFC Championship game to be played in Seattle for the2nd straight year. That interception for a TD was the Seattle franchises history as the longest postseason TD.
If you’re a NFL fan and bet on NFL at an offshore betting site, or elsewhere, and let it be known that Seattle’s strong safety said, he saw that Panthers QB Newton was in trouble and about to be tackled, so he surged toward him and QB Newton passed the ball and he threw the ball directly at me, and he read the play, got the interception, with no one between him and a TD for 6 points.