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2023 Week 3 Picks And Predictions vs. The Carolina Panthers

The Seattle Seahawks face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 24 at Lumen Field as part of Week 3 of the 2023 season. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Here’s what local and national media are predicting: 


The Seattle Seahawks take on the Carolina Panthers for the 2023 Week 3 home game at Lumen Field. Take a look at what local and national media are predicting for Sunday's game. Click here to learn how to watch, listen, and stream the action.

Seth Walder, Seahawks 24, Panthers 17

"Dalton. I suspect he'll be an upgrade over Young in the rookie's current state -- Young has a 36 QBR in two games -- and that might give Carolina a chance."

Eric Moody, Seahawks 28, Panthers 17

"The Panthers have allowed at least 130 rushing yards in each of their first two games. The Seahawks' offensive line ranks seventh in run block win rate. In this matchup, Walker might exceed expectations."

Bill Bender, Sporting News: Seahawks 28, Panthers 17

"The Seahawks pulled out an impressive overtime victory against the Lions on the road, and they will need Kenneth Walker III to be effective against a Carolina run defense that has struggled through two weeks.

"Geno Smith has another efficient day, and the Seahawks cruise to a home victory. The Panthers are 2-6 ATS as an away underdog since last season."

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Seahawks 24, Panthers 14

"The Panthers are 0-2 and now face a long trip to play a team coming off an impressive road victory. The Carolina offense is struggling in a big way. The Seahawks got their offense going last week, which will carry over here.

"The Seahawks go to 2-1."

Tom Blair, Seahawks 26, Panthers 10

"Geno Smith likely won't be able to coast, exactly, against the NFL's fourth-ranked pass defense, even with Shaq Thompson and Jaycee Horn on the shelf, especially if DK Metcalf is out or limited. But I would expect that ranking to look worse by the end of Week 3. Carolina just does not look ready to hang with Seattle, whether Bryce Young is under center or not. The Seahawks should have a much more comfortable time at home than they did in the season-opening loss to the Rams."

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Seahawks 20, Panthers 13

"Carolina has a pretty salty defense and yards and points might be harder to come by than expected. And who knows? Maybe the Panthers offense will show some fire having to go back to Andy Dalton, who is obviously far more experienced than Bryce Young. But the Seahawks should be able to gut this one out."

Adam Jude, Seattle Times: Seahawks 23, Panthers 19

"This could wind up being more uncomfortable for the Seahawks that it would appear to be on paper. Ultimately, though, you have to think the Seahawks defense will come through to get a much-needed late stop at home."

Larry Stone, Seattle Times: Seahawks 30, Panthers 20

"No one in the NFL has scored fewer points through two games than the winless Panthers. Not sure if a potential quarterback switch to Andy Dalton will help or hurt, but either way, the Seahawks should roll."

Matt Calkins, Seattle Times: Seahawks 24, Panthers 17

"Back on track after upsetting the Lions, the Seahawks will give their home fans the victory they've been waiting for as their defense plays their best game of the season thus far."

Mike Florio, NBC Sports: Seahawks 24, Panthers 17

"The Seahawks banged around the Lions. They should be able to handle Carolina."

More picks from around the web:

Chris Simms, NBC Sports: Seahawks 24, Panthers 13

Brooke Cersosimo, Seahawks 27, Panthers 19

Dan Parr, Seahawks 27, Panthers 17

Gennaro Filice, Seahawks 22, Panthers 10

Ali Bhanpuri, Seahawks 25, Panthers 18

The Seahawks and Panthers face off on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Panthers.

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