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Panthers as baffled by Seahawks' call as anybody

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Many members of the Carolina Panthers had the same question the rest of the Twitter world did after Super Bowl XLIX: Why didn’t Seattle give the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch at the 1-yard line with 20 seconds remaining?

As has been well documented by commentators, writers and fans, the Seahawks made one of the worst calls in Super Bowl history.

If you missed it, quarterback Russell Wilson’s pass over the middle was intercepted by little-known cornerback Malcolm Butler to seal New England’s 28-24 victory.

Here’s what a few of the Panthers said about the decision not to give the ball to Lynch:

Running back Jonathan Stewart:

Running back DeAngelo Williams: Safety Tre Boston: Linebacker Chase Blackburn: DE Charles  Johnson: Those who weren't questioning the call were giving kudos to former Carolina wide receiver Brandon LaFell.

LaFell spent his first four NFL seasons with the Panthers before signing in the offseason with New England. His 11-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead.

Cornerback Josh Norman: Defensive end Mario Addison: Wide receiver Brenton Bersin: Linebacker Chase Blackburn: