Huard’s Chalk Talk: Christine Michael’s TD a bright spot for Seahawks’ struggling run game
The Seahawks ran for three touchdowns in their win over Atlanta on Sunday despite what was otherwise another statistically lousy day for their struggling running game. Brock Huard breaks down one of them in this week’s “Chalk Talk” video, a 9-yard score from Christine Michael that gave Seattle a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
The Seahawks finished with 72 yards on 27 attempts Sunday for a 2.7 yards-per-carry average (though that becomes a more respectable 3.2 when excluding from the equation three kneel-downs that lost a combined 4 yards). Seattle now ranks 25th in the NFL in rushing at 88.8 yards per game and 30th in yards per carry at 3.2, unfamiliar territory for what has been one of the league’s best rushing offenses since 2012.
Huard points to Michael’s touchdown as an example of what Seattle’s running game can be while singling out a few players for key blocks: center Justin Britt, right guard Germain Ifedi and right tackle Garry Gilliam as well as wide receiver Doug Baldwin.