The Carolina Panthers did not mess around Sunday against the Seahawks.

The Panthers’ first play from scrimmage was a 59-yard run by Jonathan Stewart.

Three plays later Stewart punched the ball into the end zone and made one Panthers fan extremely happy.

The Panthers then stuffed the Seahawks on the ensuing kickoff, took down Marshawn Lynch for a loss on Seattle’s first offensive play, then pressured Russell Wilson into an interception, which Luke Kuechly returned for a touchdown.

Nine plays into the game, Carolina already led 14-0, and it really only got better from there. After a Seahawks punt, Cam Newton led a 15-play, 86-yard drive, and Stewart reached the end zone for the second time.

On the following drive, Wilson threw another pick, this one to Cortland Finnegan, and the Panthers capitalized with a field goal to go up 24-0.

Seattle was again forced to punt, and Carolina again responded with a score. This time it was Newton finding tight end Greg Olsen in the end zone.

The Seahawks put together a competent drive for the first time but were stopped short on fourth down after opting not to kick a field goal.

After the Panthers punted, Wilson led the Seahawks in opposing territory, setting up a 55-yard field goal as time expired, which Steven Hauschka… missed of course.

With that, the Panthers entered halftime leading 31-0 and feeling something like this:

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