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Panthers dominate first half before holding off Seahawks, 31-24

Panthers dominate first half before holding off Seahawks, 31-24

Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. He calls it "Big Mo," and there couldn't have been a better example than Carolina's 31-24 victory over Seattle on Sunday.

Emphatically backing up their superb regular season with one of the most dominating halves in football history, the Panthers then hung on in the face of a furious Seahawks rally before surviving.

"The playoffs bring out more than any other time the impact of 'Big Mo,' " Newton said after Carolina (16-1) moved into NFC title game, which the Panthers will host next Sunday against Arizona (13-3). "Momentum.

"We can't wait for no one to make...

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