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Seahawks vs Panthers schedule: Odds, Point Spread, Preview, Prediction NFC divisional playoff 2015

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The defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks take on the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff on Saturday at the CenturyLink Field.

By being at the highest level at the right time, the Seahawks and the Panthers survived to enter into the playoff against fiercest rivals in their respective divisions. Seattle rides in a six-game winning streak to take to top spot in the NFC while Carolina is on a five-consecutive victory. Thus, one team will be eliminated on the road to the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks rely on the offensive consistency of quarterback Russell Wilson who has completed 63.1 percent of his passes with 3,475 yards and 20 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Wilson also has 849 yards and six touchdowns in rushing to push the Seahawks at No. 1 in rushing yards per game.

Doug Baldwin has 825 yards and three touchdowns while Luke Wilson had 362 yards and three touchdowns throughout the season as part of the receiving corps of Seattle.

While Seattle is successful in the passing offense, the rushing offense cannot be neglected. Marshawn Lynch accumulated 1,306 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground and added 367 receiving yards and four touchdowns to make him one of the key players for Seattle.

Offensively, Seattle averages 203.1 in passing and 172.6 in rushing (1st in the NFL). Defensively, Seattle yields 185.6 in passing (1st in the NFL) and 81.5 in rushing (third in the NFL).

The Carolina Panthers will challenge the defensive ability of the Seahawks. The Panthers defense just allowed 78 total yards en route to a 27-16 victory in the NFC wildcard game. To make it difficult to fathom, the defense of Carolina held Arizona to 12 yards in the second half.

Cam Newton has completed 58.5 percent of his passes in the regular season with 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. His dark side was his nine fumbles. Newton completed 18 of 32 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals.

The running game through Jonathan Stewart was working great as he rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown in 24 attempts. Stewart has accumulated 809 yards in the regular season.

Offensively, Carolina averages 219.4 in passing and 127.2 in rushing. Defensively, Carolina yields 227.8 in passing and 112.0 in rushing.

While the Panthers record stands at 8-8-1 this season, they are the hottest team in the NFL.

NFC Divisional playoff game Seahawks vs Panthers schedule is on January 10, 2015 at 8:05 PM ET. Seahawks vs Panthers odds and point spread: -11 Seattle.

Prediction: This might be the biggest upset in the playoff, Carolina will win.

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