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Chris Carson named NFC Offensive Player of the Month after superb December

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The Seattle Seahawks went 4-1 in December, completing their big second-half push to make the playoffs, and one of the major reasons they were able to snag a wild card spot was running back Chris Carson.

On Thursday, the NFL announced Carson as the winner of the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month award for December.

The second-year running back rushed for 516 yards on just 103 carries, scoring five touchdowns over the team’s final five games. He has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in each of the last three games, and against the Arizona Cardinals he ripped off a career-long run of 61 yards on the Seahawks’ last touchdown drive of the day.

If there’s any particular play that stands out as his defining moment from his red-hot December, it has to be this 4th and goal score at the goal-line in the Seahawks’ eventual overtime loss against the San Francisco 49ers.

Up next for Carson is his first NFL playoff game, and it’ll be against the Dallas Cowboys, whom he scored his first career rushing touchdown against on his way to a 32-carry, 102-yard day.