CAROLINA (8-8-1) at SEATTLE (12-4)Saturday, 8:15 p.m. EST, FoxOPENING LINE — Seahawks by 10 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Carolina 8-8-1, Seattle 9-6-1SERIES RECORD — Seattle leads 6-2LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Panthers 13-9, Oct. 26, 2014LAST WEEK — Panthers beat Cardinals 27-16 in wild-card round; Seahawks had bye, beat Rams 20-6 on Dec. 28AP PRO32 RANKING — Panthers No. 13, Seahawks No. 1PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (19).PANTHERS Defence — OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (11).SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (1), PASS (27).SEAHAWKS Defence — OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (1).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Seahawks looking to become first defending champion to win playoff game since New England in January 2006. ... Only second meeting in post-season between Seahawks and Panthers. Previous was 2005 NFC championship game in Seattle, won by Seahawks 34-14. ... Seahawks have beaten Panthers in regular season in each of past three seasons, all at Carolina. ... Since Dec. 1, Seahawks lead NFL in points allowed per game (8.3) and yards allowed (211.3). Panthers are second in both categories (11.8 points and 238.2 yards). ... Panthers trying to be first team in NFL history to reach conference championship game after having sub-.500 record in regular season. ... Including playoff victory, Panthers have won five straight. ... During five-game win streak, Panthers averaging 196.6 yards per game rushing. ... QB Cam Newton won playoff game last week vs. Cardinals for first time in career; Newton was 0-1 last season. ... Newton is only player to have 3,000 or more yards passing and at least 500 yards rushing in each of first four NFL seasons. ... RB Jonathan Stewart averaging 104.8 yards per game and scored two touchdowns during win streak. ... Panthers have started same offensive line for six straight games, including rookie guards Trai Turner and Andrew Norwell. ... TE Greg Olsen had career-best 84 receptions and 1,008 yards receiving in regular season, but was held to one catch for 16 yards by Seahawks in October. ... Panthers allowed NFL post-season-record 78 total yards last week to Cardinals. ... DT Star Lotulelei out with broken foot. ... All-Pro LB Luke Kuechly had 153 tackles in regular season. Kuechly also had 11 passes defenced, second among all linebackers in NFL. ... DE Charles Johnson had two sacks in wild-card win over Cardinals and had 8 1/2 sacks in final 12 games of regular season. ... S Roman Harper led team with four interceptions. ... Rookie S Tre Boston has interceptions in his last two games, including end-zone pick vs. Cardinals. ...Seahawks are No. 1 seed for third time in franchise history. ... Over past three seasons, playoffs included, Seahawks are 24-2 at home. ... Seahawks have won seven straight home playoff games. Last loss was 2004 wild-card game vs. Rams. ... Seahawks led NFL in yards rushing with 2,762, third-most yards rushing by any team in past 30 seasons. ... QB Russell Wilson is 3-0 vs. Panthers and 4-1 overall in playoffs with passer rating of 102. ... Seahawks were third in NFL with just 14 turnovers, fewest in franchise history. ... RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,306 yards and had career-best 17 total touchdowns in regular season. Lynch is only player to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 TDs in each of past four seasons. ... Seahawks led NFL in total defence and points allowed for second straight season; first team since 1985-86 Bears to lead league in those categories in consecutive seasons. ... Seahawks led NFL in scoring defence for third straight seasons, third team in league history to accomplish that feat. ... Seattle did not allow fourth-quarter points in last six games. ... Seahawks were only team in NFL to allow less than 300 total yards per game and Seahawks only team to allow less than 200 yards per game passing. ... 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PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Air Max 97 Blue China . They probably ruined Tim Duncans hopes of a career change, though. Duncan wants to be a point guard, coach Gregg Popovich revealed Saturday, a wish that wont be granted.Wayne Rooney says Gareth Southgate is in pole position to become the England boss on a permanent basis. Southgate was in a typically calm and satisfied mood on Friday night at Wembley having overseen a 3-0 win over Scotland and racking up seven points from his three World Cup Qualifiers in charge.The FA will now begin to formally assess their options for a new boss after the friendly with Spain at Wembley on Tuesday and it seems the current squad are in no rush to have a new face at the helm. England skipper Rooney, who Southgate has stuck by despite mounting criticism of the Manchester United striker, told Sky Sports: Southgate has done brilliant with the U21s and hes come in and done a really good job.Hes got two wins from three and a good point from the last game in Slovenia. Its down to the FA now and hes put himself in pole position and Im sure the right decision will be made. Has he done enough? Big win but Gareth Southgates issues remain Southgate, who took over from Sam Allardyce in September, revealed he has loved taking the reins of the England team, but his future was out of his hands. The former Middlesbrough boss said: Its a unique situation. Im not sure anybody else has had this many games for everybody to assess what youre doing.I just wanted to win this game because I know what it means to this country. It was a big night for our players to come through this pressure environment given the recent history.It was down to three headers from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill securing the spoils against the wasteful Scots on Friday night to cement the teams advantage at the top of Group F by two points.Two of the scorerss echoed their captains opinions on the interim boss.dddddddddddd Gary Cahill gives his reaction after the 3-0 victory over Scotland Liverpool forward Sturridge, whose clever header opened the scoring at Wembley to calm the early nerves, added: Hes relaxed the camp and stamped his authority on the tactics and with his backroom staff.I think hes got a good chance to get the job. All the lads are very relaxed with him and we like the way things are going.While Chelsea defender Cahill said: Its out of our hands and all we can do is give our very best for him and I think we did that tonight [against Scotland]. Everyones boosted by a victory like that. 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