For Pete's Sake: 6 critical observations from Seattle Seahawks near win in Week 13

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Zach Charbonnet had a breakout game at the right time

The offense greatly missed Kenneth Walker III in last week's game against the 49ers but was fortunate this week to have rookie Zach Charbonnet have a perfectly timed breakout game.

It was a lot to ask of a young running back against a stout defensive line in Dallas, yet it didn't look like too tall of a task for Charbonnet, who scored Seattle's second touchdown of the night and helped continue successful drives late in the game with a 39-yard reception to put the offense in the red zone.

On top of recording 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, Charbonnet was also a contributor in the passing game, which was very much needed in Walker's absence. Although he only caught one pass for 39 yards, it set up an eventual touchdown to put Seattle ahead early in the fourth quarter.

With Walker's return still up in the air, this breakout game for Charbonnet could increase the offense's chances against more tough opponents in the coming weeks. It allows them to open up the run game, which has consistently been a key to Seattle's success and a big reason why they have struggled in others.