Three and out: 3 takeaways from Seahawks kicking their way into the playoffs

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1,000 rushing yard season for  Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III

The second-round draft pick this season was asked to carry a huge load when the Seahawks’ starting running back, Rashaad Penny went down with a season-ending injury. Kenneth Walker has not disappointed the Seahawks, even through his own struggles on the field and his injuries, Ken Walker kept battling out there.

This game when the Seahawks needed Ken Walker to compliment the passing game, he did just that, as he finished the game with 29 carries for 114 rush yards. Although he did not get into the endzone, it helped set the offense better by moving the sticks. By rushing for more than 100 yards in this game, Kenneth Walker III finished his regular season with 1,050 rushing yards, what an accomplishment from this second-round rookie, who might be in line for the Offensive Rookie of the Year, the sky is the limit for Walker.

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The Seahawks will have to lean heavily on Kenneth Walker against a stout 49ers defense, and the task might be daunting, but as we see from this season from him, all he needs is just one hole, and he can take the ball to the house. Also, Seattle must limit some of the throwing mistakes by Geno Smith early, and it will not be a bad idea to hand the ball over to Kenneth Walker more.