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Shaun Alexander on Sunday nights

If there was a time for the running game to break out, it is this week against the New Orleans Saints. Not necessarily because it is the Saints, but because the game is on Sunday night.

In six career Sunday night games, Shaun Alexander is averaging 123.5 yards rushing and two touchdowns per game. His low of 28 yards came when he split time with Ricky Watters in 2001.

In 2001 he rushed for 266 yards (currently 5th in NFL history)

on 35 carries with three scores vs. Oakland and followed that up in

2002 with an NFL-record five total touchdowns in the first-half vs.

Minnesota, along with 139 yards.

He also had four touchdowns vs. Houston in 2005, becoming only the second player in NFL history to rush for four touchdowns twice in one season.

With Alexander in the lineup, the Seahawks are 5-1 on Sunday nights. He has 5.3 yards a carry and has scored 12 touchdowns.