It took longer than expected, but the Seattle Seahawks finally got their run game going. Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable made it a point of emphasis leading up to the Dallas game two weeks ago, and that led to Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch posting back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances for the first time as a Seahawk.
“It’s not any one of them – it’s all of them,” Cable said. “Marshawn did a great job of reading, and then guys were blocking and fitting helmets the right way and working better as a unit. So it was just kind of a collective deal.”
And the Seahawks likely will continue to pound the ball on the ground against St. Louis. The Rams give up a league-worst 150.6 yards a contest on the ground.
Three running backs have rushed for more than 100 yards against the Rams, including Dallas rookie DeMarco Murray, who had 253 yards – the ninth-most all-time – in a 34-7 Cowboys win over St. Louis a month ago.
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Rod Mar of Seahawks.com offers photos from the Baltimore game.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com previews the St. Louis game.
Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal writes about the Seahawks’ plus-sized defense, noting that Seattle’s has the heaviest defensive front in the league behind Buffalo.
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle talks about the Seahawks heavy defensive front in this video.
More Huard: He breaks down the David Hawthorne interception.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that the NFC West’s schedule strength is better than anticipated because of San Francisco’s 8-1 record.
Watch Marshawn Lynch juke Ray Lewis out of his shoes again in the video below.