Seahawks-Panthers: What to watch
Panthers' strong run game could hit wall
|Seattle at Carolina|
|When: 4:05 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 5 Seahawks-Panthers matchup.
Seattle needs to eliminate mental mistakes: The Seahawks lead the NFL in pre-snap penalties. They get more false starts, encroachments, and the like than any team in the league, and these are mainly mental mistakes that can be eliminated. When you put yourself in first-and-15 or more very often, you force your offense to come up with too many explosive plays. Seattle does not have the kind of explosiveness on offense that gives it a chance to recover from too many negative down-and-distance situations.
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