Chris Carson has been the biggest factor in the success of the run game. Since he was unleashed in the third game of the season, Carson has run for over 100 yards in three of his four games. He’s averaging 4.4 yards per carry overall, and 95.5 yards per game since Pete Carroll remembered he wanted to run the ball.
David Moore is a guy the national media is just discovering. We’ve been high on him for a while, as I’m sure all 12s have. Moore is popping up on fantasy reports all over the place. Basically, Moore is destroying defensive backfields that are focused on containing starters Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. Baldwin is still hampered by a MASH unit’s worth of injuries. He still brought in six catches versus the Raiders, so he still gets the top match-up. Lockett has scored a touchdown in every game except one this season and routinely make 40 yard plus catches.
As a result Moore often draws the third best cover man. He’s making the opposition pay, with four touchdowns in the last three games. The Lions certainly regret trying to cover Moore with a corner that runs a 4.62 40. I highly recommend you read this beautiful breakdown of Moore’s huge game versus the Lions by Matty F. Brown of fieldgulls.com. Brilliant stuff, worthy of Moore himself.
Suffice to say, the Seahawks have some surprising talent they found in the seventh round. Yes, I know about all their undrafted stars, but that’s another story for another day. For now, let’s celebrate the great play Seattle is getting from the players who were literally passed up hundreds of times. Dreams can come true; just ask these guys.