By choice or necessity, the Seahawks have let quarterback Russell Wilson cook on offense for much of this season.
Thursday night’s approach was a bit different. The Seahawks ran 31 times for 165 yards while Wilson completed 23-of-28 passes for 197 yards in a balanced effort that helped them to a 28-21 victory.
Carlos Hyde led the ground effort with 79 yards and a touchdown in his return from missing two games with a hamstring injury and head coach Pete Carroll said it felt like old times for the Seattle offense.
“It felt like the Seahawks, you know — if felt like the Seahawks we’ve all seen over the years,” Carroll said, via Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. “Carlos did a great job tonight. He did exactly what we needed. We needed him to run hard and run tough and knock people backwards and make extra yards with his juice.”