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NFL Week 15 PFF ReFocused: Seattle Seahawks 30, Carolina Panthers 24

The ever-excellent Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to a 30-24 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Seattle Seahawks 30, Carolina Panthers 24

Seattle Seahawks

Quarterback Russell Wilson was excellent throughout, doing little to detract from his MVP campaign. Wilson did have a fumble early in the second quarter but was otherwise flawless, missing very few throws and connecting on several beautiful passes downfield.

Tyler Lockett and Chris Carson proved to be Wilson's biggest helpers, as they've been for most of the season. Lockett was as efficient as always, catching 8-of-9 targets, five of which converted for either a first down or touchdown. Carson made the most of his 27 carries even when the blocking wasn't there, breaking several tackles and picking up much of his yardage after contact.

With Kyle Allen mostly sticking to underneath passes, Seattle's underneath defenders saw much of the action in coverage. Bobby Wagner made the play of the game on this front with an excellent break on the ball for an interception late in the first half.

With Jadeveon Clowney and Ezekiel Ansah out of the lineup, Seattle failed to generate much of a pass-rush. Luckily for them, their coverage unit held up well and didn't allow a single completion that traveled over 20 yards in the air until Carolina's final drive.

Carolina Panthers

It was tough going for much of this game for Kyle Allen and the Panthers' air attack. While Allen did make a few solid throws, particularly late in the game as Carolina tried to pull within striking distance, he simply had too many negative plays for the Panthers to overcome.

D.J. Moore was one of the few bright spots for Carolina's offense, catching eight passes for over 100 yards and converting all but one of those receptions for a first down.

Donte Jackson had an afternoon to forget. He was picked on frequently, and he surrendered several big plays.

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