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Panthers LB Thomas Davis: Seattle’s Jimmy Graham ‘not worried about his team losing’

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (88) had a game-high 140 receiving yards Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but his team lost 27-23.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (88) had a game-high 140 receiving yards Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but his team lost 27-23. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis predicted there would be “no love lost” Sunday when he matched up against Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham.

That might have been an understatement.

Graham had a huge game in the Panthers’ 27-23 victory at CenturyLink Field, catching eight passes for 140 yards.

But Davis had the last word.

He’s probably one of those guys who is excited about his production and not really worried about his team losing the game.

Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis on Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham

“I don’t even know what to call him. He was out there talking trash,” Davis said. “He’s probably one of those guys who is excited about his production and not really worried about his team losing the game.”

Davis, who had eight tackles and a sack against the Seahawks, drew a fine for a hit on Graham last season when Graham was with New Orleans.

Davis gave Graham a shove out of bounds Sunday after a short reception, and said he heard Graham chirping all game.

“I don’t know if he’s trying to get in people’s heads, but it don’t work with us,” Davis said. “He can keep it up and keep talking all he wants to. We won the game.”

Davis said Graham pushed him in the back near the sideline at the end of a play, although no flag was thrown.

“He talked trash about pushing someone in the back,” Davis said. “That shows you what kind of guy he is.”

Joseph Person: 704-358-5123, @josephperson

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