3 ways the Seattle Seahawks can beat the Baltimore Ravens
By Darin McCann
2. The Seahawks can run the ball effectively:
The Seahawks are running the ball for an average of 130.5 yards a game, good for ninth in the NFL. They are led by the tackle-breaking tornado known as Chris Carson, who has posted 504-yards and two touchdowns on 4.3 yards per carry.
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The interior of the Seahawks line has had some issues blocking, so many of those yards by Carson have come by him breaking through tackles and continuing downfield.
The Ravens have had a good run defense this season, excluding the nightmare against the Cleveland Browns when stud defensive tackle Brandon Williams was out with an injury. For the season, the Ravens rank fourth in run defense, allowing 80.7 yards per game.
Though it’s no picnic having to face Wilson and the Seahawks passing attack, it’s far worse having to be concerned about both. The Ravens must shut down Carson early and often, forcing the Seahawks to get into obvious passing mode so they can get those varied defensive backfield combinations on the field and try to make them pay. It’s a pick-your-poison kind of day this week, and the Ravens need to stop one.