NFC Divisional Round: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers

The NFL Playoffs continue with an NFC Divisional round matchup featuring the 6th-seeded Seattle Seahawks visiting the 1st-seeded Carolina Panthers. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season.

Seattle

Richard Sherman was beaten early in the season by St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey, showing that the great corner can be thrown on.


Chuck Zodda shows how the Seahawks punt coverage unit failed in Week 1, leading to a Tavon Austin touchdown.


Former NFL scout Dan Hatman broke down the Seahawks’ offense before their matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Mark Schofield shows how patience is the key for any quarterback who wishes to be successful against Seattle’s secondary in this preview of their matchup with the Carolina Panthers.


Phlip Kibbey demonstrates how miscommunication between Seattle defenders led to a game-deciding touchdown against Cam Newton and the Panthers.


Steven Hauschka has displayed some difficulties kicking extra points this year, and Zodda explains how this can happen to a kicker.


Russell Wilson connected with rookie Tyler Lockett on this fourth quarter touchdown pass, which helps show the continued growth of the young quarterback.


Zodda expresses his concern with Jon Ryan and the Seattle punt coverage unit heading into the playoffs.

Carolina

Mark Schofield illustrates the ways the the Panthers offense utilizes tight end Greg Olsen in a preview of their matchup with the Houston Texans.


Carolina’s defense is one of the main reasons they went 15-1 in the regular season, and Dave Archibald looked at the unit going into their game against the New Orleans Saints.


Newton faced a challenge when he faced off against the Seattle Seahawks, and Schofield stressed that the quarterback must remain patient in order to succeed.


Defensive lineman Jared Allen can cause major problem for opposing offensive linemen, as Schofield highlights in a preview of their game against the Indianapolis Colts.


Newton delivered a beautiful pass to wide receiver Corey Brown in their Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers.


Linebacker Luke Kuechly is a star, and Archibald examines the two interceptions by Kuechly against the Dallas Cowboys to show what he can do in pass coverage.


This fourth quarter touchdown pass from Newton to Jerricho Cotchery was a game winner against the Saints.


The Panthers’ offensive line was considered the best in the NFL by Brandon Thorn and Duke Merryweather.

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