Wilson, Seahawks edge Panthers

6:22 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
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Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Cam Newton fumbled on Carolina's final possession and Seattle recovered, allowing the Seahwaks to capture a 16-12 victory over the Panthers on the road.

After Newton failed to convert on fourth down from Seattle's 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter, he got another chance. The Seahawks were pinned back on their own side of the field and were forced to punt, but the snap to punter Jon Ryan was high and he opted to take a safety.

Trailing 16-12 with less than a minute to play, Newton was sacked by Bruce Irvin, who forced a fumble on the play and Seattle recovered to seal the victory.

Russell Wilson, who completed 19-of-25 passes for a career-high 221 yards, threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Golden Tate late in the third quarter for Seattle (3-2), which lost to the St. Louis Rams last Sunday.

Steven Hauschka converted field goals from 22, 36 and 44 yards in the victory.

Newton was 12-of-29 for 141 yards and added 42 yards rushing on seven carries for Carolina (1-4), which has dropped three straight games.

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