Seahawks vs Bears: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s blowout win

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Sep 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) breaks away from Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho (49) during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 26-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

2. Rawls isn’t worthless

Thomas Rawls had a statistically good game. It is tough to complain about 16 rushes for 104 yards. He was was decisive and quick to the hole.

Rawls also didn’t break a tackle at any point in the game. He got the yards that were blocked for him and no more. This was a great game for him, but he didn’t show anything that makes him look like he’s a special player.

Rawls doesn’t need to be special. He needs to be steady. That’s more than Turbin a Michael ever were. Given the overall positive results, we’ll ignore his awful drop early in the game.

I was Rawls’ biggest critic in the preseason and training camp. It is only fair that I give him credit when he earns it. Now he needs to show that this performance was real, and not just a function of an awful opponent.

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