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Panthers' secondary struggling despite solid pass push; Rivera staying with FS Nakamura

The Panthers believe they've found a pass rush. Now they just need to shore up their secondary.

Despite Carolina's 12 sacks on the season — including a franchise-record seven against Atlanta last Sunday — the defensive backfield remains an issue.

The Panthers are giving up 259 yards passing a game. And they allowed Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to throw for 369 yards and three touchdowns in a heartbreaking 30-28 loss, including a 59-yard completion to Roddy White to set up the game-winning field goal.

They may get just the break they need Sunday when they host not-so-pass-happy Seattle.

Led by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks rank last in the league in passing, averaging just 130.8 yards per game.

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