The Seattle Seahawks take on the Carolina Panthers today in a second round NFL football playoff game. The Seahawks are defending Super Bowl champions and once again have the home field advantage in the NFC after a strong regular season. The Panthers had a 7-8 losing record but squeaked into the playoffs thanks to being in a weak division, but have already won their first round contest. Today’s game has a late start time schedule and will air on national television.
Quarterback Russell Wilson leads Seattle in the team’s attempt at back to back championships, with running back Marshawn Lynch and a number of stars on defense rounding out the lineup. Head coach Pete Carroll is on his third NFL head coaching stop and his first successful one, but his success with the Seahawks has been significant. Carolina had the kind of season which might have gotten head coach Ron Rivera fired if not for the fact that the team won the NFC South by default. QB Cam Newton was feared lost for the season in a car wreck but has bounced back to play some of his best football of the season.
Today’s Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers NFL football playoff game has a scheduled start time of 8:15pm eastern time, 5:15pm local pacific time and airs on FOX Network.