Seahawks player to watch No. 3 - RB Kenneth Walker III
The Seahawks RB1 still has just one game going over 100 yards rushing this year. However, Kenneth Walker III is still the Seahawks' top running back. He should expect more carries this week with Baltimore having a weaker run defense than pass defense. The Ravens are giving up about 100 yards a game on the ground this season. Rookie RB Zach Charbonett has done a good job this season as the Seahawks RB2, as he had 52 yards rushing against the Browns this past Sunday. The Seahawks are likely to add to their running back room with rookie Kenny McIntosh expected to return soon from IR.
Kenneth Walker III and the Seahawks' running backs will need to have their best performances of the season on Sunday to keep Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' offense off the field. The Seahawks struggled in Week 8 at sustaining drives and it almost led to their downfall. The Browns dominated time of possession holding the ball for 36 minutes and 40 seconds while the Seahawks had the ball for just 23 minutes and 20 seconds. For the Seahawks to win on Sunday they need to avoid putting themselves behind the sticks on third down, which means they need a solid ground game.
Kenneth Walker III led the team in rushing in Week 8 with 66 yards on just eight carries. Following a week in which he rushed for 105 yards on 26 carries. Walker had been dealing with a calf injury in the lead up to the Seahawks game against the Browns which could explain his lack of carries this past Sunday. Hopefully, Walker will be at full go on Sunday against the Ravens, as the Seahawks will need him and the rest of their running backs to carry the team on Sunday against a tough Ravens defense.