In a nutshell: Seahawks 3-0. Steven Hauschka kicked a 22-yard field goal on the game-opening drive.
Player of the quarter: Russell Wilson. The Seahawks’ rookie QB was 6 of 7 for 68 yards.
Play of the quarter: The Panthers had produced three first downs in moving from the 5-yard line to the 46. But on third-and-7, rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner chased Cam Newton down and tackled the Panthers’ QB for a 4-yard sack.
Number of the quarter: 3. On the Seahawks’ game-opening drive to a three-point field goal, Wilson (No. 3) completed three passes (in four attempts for 37 yards); Marshawn Lynch carried three times (for 4 yards); and the eight-play drive took 3:33.