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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahwks RB Thomas Rawls and WR Tyler Lockett look like they're going to give opposing defenses problems down the stretch.

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

I asked Richard Sherman what Earl Thomas said when he was laying on the field with a fractured lower leg. "He said, ‘That was a hell of a break by me,' " Sherman said. "And it was. It was a perfect break. He said, ‘I read that.' That's Earl being Earl. He wasn't talking about the injury at all. He said he read that play. He was waiting on that. And he made a play."

Cam: I have to abide by coach's rules

Cam Newton says he was benched for the Panthers' first series for not wearing a tie and he understands why Ron Rivera made the decision he made.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot will be made of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton being benched for the opening series of Sunday night's 40-7 loss at Seattle because he didn't wear a tie on the team flight Saturday. But Carolina has a lot more problems than a fashion blunder.

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Ron Rivera said Cam Newton committed a "dress code violation" and he treated him "like I do all the other players": es.pn/2h4t46o

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he didn't have a tie to wear Saturday on the flight here from San Jose, Calif. to Seattle. He reminded that players sent much of their clothes home on Friday. He wore the outfit he is wearing here. Also said the tie didn't cost Carolina the game.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Cam Newton took responsibility for failing to meet dress code, attributing to miscommunication on his part. Well handled by him IMO

Lockett turns on the jets for 75-yard TD

Seattle's Tyler Lockett gets the handoff and runs past the Panthers' defense for a 75-yard touchdown.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he violated the team dress code for not wearing a tie. Said in a way he met the team down. He also said he has worn a turtleneck before before and not been penalized.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Seahawks clinch their 5th straight winning season. Their only other streak of at least 5 straight is 2003 to 2007.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina players basically not addressing Cam Newton being benched for violating the team travel dress code.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Ron Rivera said Cam Newton held out for travel dress code violation because he wants to treat him like everyone else on the team

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Seahawks are 18-3-1 in prime time games since Pete Carroll took over as head coach. That's the best record in the NFL in that span.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Greg Olsen said the Panthers simply aren't playing good football now.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he will play eacb game to win the rest of the season. Playing for pride.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the loss was about a lack of discipline. Said the team didn't practice that way all week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the way the team played was disappointing.