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CHARLOTTE, N.C. When the Panthers beat the Seahawks on Oct. 18 to snap a five-game losing streak to Seattle, Greg Olsen capped a monster game with a game-winning 26-yard touchdown.Olsen caught seven pa ses for 131 yards in the win and the Panthers hope they can again find succe s using their Pro Bowl tight end when they play host to the Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game.MORE: SN's picks: Will Panthers win? | Picking playoff games against the spreadSeahawks coach Pete Carroll said the game-winning touchdown was a result of a busted coverage, but said Olsen has a knack for getting open and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows how to find him."He's a great player and Cam knows it," Carroll [url=https://www.hotkcchiefs.com/Kenneth_Acker_Jersey.NFL][b]Kenneth Acker Jersey[/b][/url] said duringa Wednesday teleconference. "They go to him. They were able to get him the football like they would like to. It was nothing special. They do what they do."SAME SCENE, ANOTHER VIEW: Seattle matchup tougher for Olsen this time aroundThe Panthers used a five-receiverset, with both Olsen and Devin Funche s going to the end zone while the other three receivers ran underneath routes. As Olsen ran past linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis up the seam on the right side, Funche s ran a post patternon the left. Neither Thomas nor Sherman picked up Olsen to set up an easy throw for Newton. When they play again Sunday, the Panthers would like to get Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor moving around and out of position to make things easier for Newton to find Olsen, who caught 77 pa ses for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns this season.MORE: Kelvin Benjamin went down, these four receivers rose upThe Panthers got Chancellor to bite on a play-action fake to [url=https://www.hotkcchiefs.com/Anthony_Sherman_Jersey.NFL][b]Anthony Sherman Jersey[/b][/url] Mike Tolbert, allowing Olsen to run behind Chancellor and makea diving 12-yard catch in front of Pierre-Louis. "When plays were there to have, Greg made plays and made my job a lot easier," Newton said. "I know there wasn't a lot of accuracy on balls I was throwing to him, but he found a way to catch the ball and do something with it."Before his 26-yard touchdown in the waning seconds of the Week 6 win, [url=https://www.hotkcchiefs.com/Dj_Alexander_Jersey.NFL][b]DJ Alexander Jersey[/b][/url] Olsen's biggest play in the game was a 32-yard catch earlier in the fourth quarter that set up a 1-yardJonathan Stewart touchdown dive.MORE: The culture Ron Rivera built in Carolina is built to lastWhile getting Pierre-Louison Olsen was a favorable matchup the Panthers continued to exploit, Olsen was even able to make a big play when Sherman helped linebacker K.J. Wright in coverage. Newton called the Seahawks secondary, "very athletic, very fast and smart," and then praised the play of Thomas."Earl may be one of the best top-two, top-three safeties in this league because of his understanding of what quarterbacks try to do," Newton said. "He tries to play mind games. He sits on one hash or sits on another hash and then on the snap of the ball, you see him fly. He's like Troy Polamalu-ishtrying to play games with the quarterback."On Thomas' interception of Newton in Week 6, Newton looked to his right, but Olsen was covered by Wright with Thomas over the top. When Newton looked then to Jerricho Cotchery, Thomas went away from Olsen and had a fairly easy interception in front of Cotchery as the ball sailed over Olsen's head. The Seahawks will have another defensive weapon at their disposal in linebacker Bobby Wagner, who did not play in October's game."We're expecting him to be full tilt," Newton said of Wagner. "It's not going to be any magic play, and I don't even think we have any trick plays, and I can say that. It's going to be hard-nosed football. There isn't going to be a special play. They know what we're going to do and we know what they're going to [url=https://www.hotkcchiefs.com/Ron_Parker_Jersey.NFL][b]Ron Parker Jersey[/b][/url] do."
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