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Chris Carson Becoming Clear-Cut Lead Back in Once Messy Seahawks Backfield

Chris Carson rushed 25 times for 105 yards in the Seahawks’ Week 8 win over the Lions, adding two receptions for 19 additional yards. Carson ceded only 11 handles to Mike Davis. Rashaad Penny did not touch the ball. Carson looked springy and was running angry, shedding arm tackles. The 100-yard game on the ground was Carson’s third in four contests. Amazingly, the touchdown was just his second of the year. Some positive regression should be in order for the lead back in a run-heavy offense. The Chargers are on tap for Week 9.

Things have a way of clarifying during bye weeks. The Seahawks decided to double down on Chris Carson and phase out first-rounder Rashaad Penny. After confusingly handling the ball 11 times in Week 6, Penny did not play a single offensive snap in Detroit. Carson, meanwhile, had his second-biggest workload of 2018. Mike Davis was the featured backup, rushing 10 times while catching a pass. As he has done since the Seahawks’ first spring practice, Carson aced the eye test, looking springy while shedding arm tackles. Surprisingly, Carson’s score was merely his second of the year. As the lead back for one of the league’s run-heaviest offenses, Carson is about to experience some positive touchdown regression.


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