Running back Chris Carson recently hit a very important milestone. After his performance in Los Angeles, Carson became just the sixth Seattle Seahawks back to rush for over 1000 yards in consecutive seasons and the first to do so since Marshawn Lynch.
Against the Rams, Carson logged 76 yards on 15 carries to total 1,057 rushing yards on the year. Carson has also managed a career-high 35 catches for 242 receiving yards in 2019. Last season, the young back finished with 1,151 yards on the ground.
“I had goals for myself, and one of them was to hit 1,000 yards,” Carson told reporters Wednesday. “I would have liked to get the win of course. But, it’s a blessing. A lot of people tell me to take advantage of that, it doesn’t happen a lot. To hit it in back-to-back seasons means a lot.”
With backup running back Rashaad Penny now out for the year with an ACL injury, Carson will need to rely on C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer to help him shoulder the load.
Carson’s next chance to add to his numbers is this Sunday in Carolina when the Seahawks kick off against the Panthers in Week 15.