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IN PHOTOS: Seahawks almost come all the way back


Tyler Lockett hauls in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson in the third quarter on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks mount a rally against Carolina before falling 31-24 to the Panthers in the NFL playoffs.TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MICHAEL WORKMAN

Scenes from Sunday’s NFL playoff game at Charlotte, N.C., where the Carolina Panthers eliminated the Seattle Seahawks 31-24.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton takes a private moment before the game.Quarterback Russell Wilson (right) leads Seahawks teammates Garry Gilliam (left) and Justin Britt onto the field.DeShawn Shead, starting defensive back for Seattle and a former Portland State Viking, tries to pump up the Hawks and their fan contingent.Cam Newton is pleased with an early first down by the Panthers.Carolina's backup quarterback, Derek Anderson from Scappoose High and Oregon State, observes the action.Carolina tight end Greg Olsen comes down with a 19-yard pass from Cam Newton for a second-quarter touchdown to give the Panthers a 31-0 lead.The scoreboard and blue sky at Carolina.Jermaine Kearse makes a reception for Seattle.Seattle's Tyler Lockett is in position, behind Carolina defender Kurt Coleman, for a touchdown catch.Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart (right) stands behind coach Ron Rivera, waiting the call to go back in on offense.Seattle defensive back Russell Sherman gets set to deliver a blow.Ed Dickson, Carolina tight end from the University of Oregon, makes extra yards after a catch.Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett (left) gets to Carolina QB Cam Newton.Seahawks coach Pete Carroll orchestrates the team's second-half rally.Russell Wilson drops into the pocket.Carolina QB Cam Newton looks downfield.David Mayo (right), a reserve Panthers linebacker from Scappoose High, heads down the field on special teams, ahead of Seattle's Mike Morgan.Carolina starting right tackle Mike Remmers (right), from Jesuit High and Oregon State, heads back to the Panthers huddle.Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch (left) makes a cut, as Cortland Finnegan defends for Carolina.