The Seahawks aren’t having the best season, but at least they’ve figured out how to run the ball. That should continue, and needs to, versus the Packers.
No, the Seahawks aren’t having the season we expected. Or at least hoped for. But what is truly amazing is that Seattle is second in the league in rushing. Actually first in yards per game, since a few teams haven’t had their bye yet. If you run the ball a lot – and the Seahawks are second in attempts as well – you better put up a lot of yards. Who would have expected this after the last couple of years, when Seattle couldn’t find a healthy back in the entire state?
This season has been different. Although it’s also been more of the same in away. Chris Carson has clearly established himself as the starter, yet he’s missed two games with injuries. For that matter, for some bizarre reason the coaching staff handled him like he was made of china against the Broncos and Bears. Since then he’s had more carries in each game this season than in those first two combined. That is, until he sat out the second half of the Chargers game with, yes, an injury.
Happily, Carson has teammates ready and more than able to step up. First was Mike Davis, who had a 100 yard effort in his first start, then added 80 yards from scrimmage on just 15 touches in his start against the Rams this past Sunday. For the season, Davis is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and has 21 catches. He’s also scored four times; not bad for the guy who now looks like the third option at running back.