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Chris Carson powers past the century mark against Arizona

Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams will kick things off on Thursday Night Football, and running back Chris Carson will be looking to continue a streak of 100 yard rushing games against division opponents. Coming off a 104 yard performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, Carson has now gained at least 100 yards in three straight games played against division opponents dating back to 2018. The streak started in the Week 15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, when Carson went for 119 yards on 22 carries, and then he continued that in Week 17 against the Cardinals when he 122 yards in the Hawks 27-24 victory.

For his career, Carson has played played against divisional opponents six times, and has only been held under the century mark twice, both times by the 49ers. The first time was in Week 2 of the 2017 season, and the second time came in Week 13 of 2018. What’s notable about those games is the fact that Carson finished the 2017 game against San Francisco with 93 yards, after having had a seven yard run in the second quarter called back on a Luke Willson holding penalty.

The only other time Carson squared off against a division opponent and failed to gain 100 yards or more rushing was in the Week 13 shellacking of the 49ers, which Seattle won handily 43-16. With that game being so lopsided, Carson had only three carries in the second half of the game, as Rashaad Penny was given the majority of carries in the second half.

In short, look for the Seahawks to give the ball to Carson quite a bit against a Rams defense he gashed for 116 yards the only time he’s faced them in his career. Before that, however, let’s take a look at all of Carson’s carries in Week 4 against the Cardinals.