The Seattle Seahawks lost to the LA Rams 33-31 on Sunday, but they did plenty enough right to give fans hope that things could improve as the year goes on; sort just how they’ve done in every season under Pete Carroll. Among the things they did well in Week 5 was run the football, with Chris Carson leading the way at 114 yards.
The last Seahawks running back to top 110 yards on the ground was Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 209 in a win over the San Francisco 49ers in November of 2015.
As a team, Seattle rushed for 190 yards. The last time they topped 180 yards was last October 1, when they had 194 in a blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts. The only time the Rams have given up more than 180 yards rushing under Wade Phillips was twice last season: 229 in a loss to Washington and 189 in a win over the Dallas Cowboys. LA came into the game with the fewest rush attempts against them (because they were usually winning) but 24th in yards per carry allowed.
That showed on Sunday.
Behind Carson, Mike Davis had 68 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.
The Seahawks go to London to play the Oakland Raiders in Week 6. Going into Sunday’s loss against the LA Chargers, the Raiders ranked 31st in yards per carry allowed. They held the Chargers to just 79 rushing yards on 31 carries, but LA came out as 26-10 victors.