Seattle Seahawks: 3 Takeaways from 20-17 win over Arizona

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The Seahawks running game

A few minutes before the game the Seahawks found out running back Chris Carson wasn’t going to be available on Sunday. Carson apparently injured his hip during his 100-yard performance last week against Dallas.

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Instead, Seattle had to go with the fourth-year pro, from South Carolina, Mike Davis, as their starter. Davis ran 21 times for 101 yards which is close to five yards per attempt and he had two touchdowns.

His first touchdown was in the opening quarter. He took a handoff from Wilson at the 20-yard line and took it to the house. The TD opened up the scoring in the game, and Seattle took a 7-0 lead. He also ran one in during the third quarter (twice).

The initial time was nullified for an illegal formation. Four plays later Davis took it in from the one-yard line again.

Davis was good catching the ball out of the backfield as well. He caught four passes for 23 yards. That upped his total yardage on the day to 124. He wasn’t the only Seattle rusher that made positive yardage. Rashaad Penny contributed 49 yards on nine carries, for 5.4 yards-per-carry. Wilson ran four times for 21 yards.

dark. Next. What should the Seahawks do with C.J. Prosise?

It is important they continue their commitment to the ground game. The Hawks have to perform the same if not better against Los Angeles next week. A win puts Seattle one game out of first place in the NFC West.