Kam Chancellor and the Seahawks proved to be too much to handle for the Panthers as the Hawks secured a solid 31-17 victory in their NFC Divisional matchup last Sunday.
Marked by the athletic spectacle that were his attempted field goal blocks, 90 yard pick six, and 11 tackles, Chancellor’s performance was simply dominating.
Complementing Bam-Bam’s efforts was the play of Hawks’ WR Jermaine Kearse. Slightly overshadowed by the Hawks’ defensive accomplishments, Kearse was extremely effective in catching three passes on only three targets for 129 yards and a touchdown.
With the assistance of Chancellor and Kearse, the Hawks were able to force mistakes and turn them into points. More often than not those mistakes were made by Panthers’ QB Cam Newton. Newton finished the day with an overall quarter back rating of just 21.9.
In order to defeat the upcoming Packers, the Hawks need to display the exact same defensive effort that was witnessed against the Panthers.