Chris Carson had himself an evening against the Packers. He rushed the ball 17 times for 83 yards and a touchdown. Averaging 4. 9 yards per carry, a 15-yard scamper was his longest of the night. He has given the Seahawks a formidable rushing attack once again, and the Panthers need to be mindful of that.
Thursday night was just a microcosm of what has been a great season for Carson. He has rushed the ball 128 times for 580 yards and three touchdowns. He has had three games of over 100 yards rushing, with a 116-yard effort being his best mark. That came against a stellar Rams defense back on October 7. He has averaged 4 5 yards per carry this season, giving the Seattle offense a tremendous weapon out of the backfield.
Perhaps one of the more overlooked parts of his game is his pass-blocking ability. He has excelled at that throughout the entire season. He has recorded pass-blocking ratings of over 70 in his last three contests. Against Green Bay, he recorded a mark of 74.4. With the different skills he can bring to the table, the Panthers need to be ready for anything. They are ranked eighth-best in terms of rushing defense with only 985 yards given up on the season. Carson will certainly give them a good test to see if that ranking is more than just a number.