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Seahawks Undergoing Drastic Play-Calling Shift in Recent Weeks

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Seattle Seahawks are trying to find balance on offense between rushing and passing  attempts.
The Seattle Seahawks are trying to find balance on offense between rushing and passing attempts. / Elsa/Getty Images
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The Seattle Seahawks earned a dominant win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, improving to 8-3 and maintaining their lead in the NFC East. Seattle didn't need to rely too much on Russell Wilson's arm against the Eagles, especially with the return of standout running back Chris Carson.

However, it's become clear in recent weeks that the team is trying to find balance in its rushing and passing attempts, rather than just let Wilson air it out every game.

Seattle's previous game against the Cardinals showcased a desire to get back to a run-heavy offense, with Carlos Hyde totaling 14 carries and 79 yards.

Against Philly, the Seahawks ran 30 times, with Hyde (15 attempts) and Carson (8 attempts, including a 16-yard TD run). Wilson only attempted 31 passes on the night, following up a season-low 28 attempts in Week 11.

Wilson started the season on a torrid pace, but his production has slowed a bit, causing him to slip in the NFL MVP odds. With Carson back in the fold and a softer remaining schedule, Seattle could opt for balance as they tune-up for the playoffs.


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