Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny wants another shot at the Rams
Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny had been having a quiet rookie season until a week 10 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
With 5:20 remaining in the first quarter and the Seahawks facing 1st and 10, Penny took off for a 38-yard gain. Two plays later, Penny scrambled down the right side for an 18-yard touchdown – the first of his career. Seattle’s 2018 first-round pick ultimately finished the game with 108 yards.
The Seahawks ended up losing the game, but Penny says he wouldn’t mind another crack at the Rams.
“I think we have their numbers called,” Penny told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Groz and Tom. “We’re just that close, so close, to just getting that win against them. They’re a good team over there, just doing all the right things… I mean, man, I feel like they score and they get the ball right back at halftime. But we’re close. And it would be lovely getting that opportunity, because I think the outcome would be different.”
Penny had another big gain, this time for 30 yards, in Seattle’s Thursday night win over the Packers.
“I’m feeling good,” Penny said of his injury status coming out of the contest. He turned his ankle after the run. “It was just unfortunate, just a little setback thing, but other than that I’m feeling fine. I was able to go after.”
Penny was able to return to the game after his injury, and is expected to play in Sunday’s contest against the Carolina Panthers. Like their game against the Packers, the Seahawks’ game against Carolina is all but officially a must-win. At 6-4, the Panthers aren’t likely to catch up to the 9-1 Saints, meaning they’ll be one of the teams the Seahawks will be battling with for one of two Wild Card spots in December. Seattle already has a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers and Lions, and getting one over the Panthers would boost playoff hopes.
“It’s the same mentality we’ve got week in and week out,” Penny said of Sunday’s game. “It’s going into the game and just focusing on one team at a time. Just playing our game, running the ball and throwing the ball over their head, stopping them on defense, and stopping the run… We know how important this game is, and the rest of the games we have on the schedule, but this is the one because it’s right here, it’s right in front of you. We take one week at a time and we know what’s at stake… guys are tuned in and ready to go.”