Carson generated 20 yards on 13 carries and minus-1 yard on two catches in Saturday's loss to the Cowboys. Carson finished the regular season with three straight games of at least 116 rushing yards, managing four touchdowns in that span. However, the Cowboys put up a force field on the line of scrimmage in this outing and held Carson to just 1.5 yards per carry. For comparison, he dropped below 4.0 YPC just twice this year, with his worst mark (3.2) coming in Week 3, also against Dallas. The playoff blemish will leave a bad taste in the mouth for an otherwise promising season where Carson averaged 4.7 YPC and racked up 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground while catching 20 passes for 163 yards. Carson's understudy, rookie Rashaad Penny, showed glimpses of explosive ability this season, but Carson's consistency kept him as the clear-cut No. 1 back in Seattle's run-heavy offense. After expending a first-round pick on Penny in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seahawks will likely give Penny an opportunity to earn a greater share of the workload in 2019, so this could be a battle that starts in the offseason program and continues into training camp.
Carson ran for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, adding a seven-yard reception during Sunday's 27-24 win against the Cardinals. Carson is red hot going into a wild card matchup against the Cowboys top-five rush defense. The 2017 seventh-round pick averaged 111.8 rushing yards per game over the final quarter of the regular season, while recording a touchdown in four consecutive outings for the first time in his career. He's developed into a bona fide workhorse back in his second pro season with 19.5 carries per game and six 100-yard outings since Week 3, heading into a wild card showdown with a Dallas front seven that's surrendered two 100-yard rushers over the past three weeks, but that otherwise hasn't allowed a 60-yard rusher since Week 9.
Carson rushed 27 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. Carson continues to be the focal point of the backfield with Rashaad Penny (knee) out and Mike Davis receiving just seven carries. He piled up over 100 rushing yards for the second straight game and the fifth time this season despite not having a rush over 17 yards in this contest. Both of his scores in this outing came on rushes within the five-yard line, and he now has seven rushing touchdowns in eight contests since the bye week. Carson's keen ability to evade defenders and break tackles will keep him atop the pecking order for Week 17's game versus the Cardinals and into the playoffs.
Carson rushed 22 times for 119 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's overtime loss to the 49ers. He also caught all six targets for 29 yards. Carson found the end zone for the fourth time in five games by punching in a one-yard score early in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 20. Without Rashaad Penny (knee) in the equation, Carson dominated the backfield while Mike Davis and J.D McKissic combined for just seven carries. The second-year pro capitalized on his opportunity and produced career bests with six catches and 148 scrimmage yards. Carson will look to keep the momentum rolling when the Seahawks host the Chiefs in Week 16.
Carson rushed 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in Monday's win over the Vikings. Carson was the leader in the backfield once again, doubling up the 11 carries Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis combined for. The Seahawks rushed Carson six times on their final offensive drive in the fourth quarter, and he rewarded their decision, punching in a two-yard score -- the eventual game-winner -- to make it a two-possession game. Carson and the Seahawks will head to San Francisco in Week 15.
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