Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has no shortage of concerns when trying to figure out how to contain Seattle’s vaunted running game, led by RB Marshawn Lynch.
“Oh boy, lots of problems,” Fisher said. “(Indianapolis) has a pretty good defense, and he runs for (102 yards), and their quarterback runs for (102), so they present all kinds of problems.”
The Rams’ run defense has had mixed results through seven games, though showed considerable progress last week in Carolina, when they held the Panthers to just 2.7 yards per carry on 38 attempts.
Lynch has certainly had his share of success against St. Louis. In two games against the Rams last year, Lynch carried 38 times for 218 yards and a touchdown. Through seven games this year, Lynch ranks second in the NFL with 578 yards on the ground, trailing only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy. Together with dual-threat quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks boast a running attack that averages 154.4 yards per game, the league’s second-highest per-game total.
“We’ve just got to try to slow them down as much as we can,” DE
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“We were fortunate that he was here and stayed in shape and was working out,” Fisher said. “It just makes it that much easier when you’ve got a guy in that spot and knows what he’s doing. It just makes it a lot easier for the play-caller. In the event something happens, he can put you in position to execute and makes some plays.”
-Seattle enters Monday following a Thursday night game last week, providing them a pseudo-bye week between games. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said the break came at a welcome time during his Wednesday conference call with St. Louis media.
“It certainly helps,” Carroll said. “It’s like a mini bye (week) and we tried to take full advantage of that. Our team’s been playing real hard, working really hard, and we wanted to see if we could get as much of a break as possible and so we did that and we’re back into a full week swing. I think it should help us through the next couple weeks, and then before too long we have our official bye coming up.”
FB Derrick Coleman (hamstring), T Breno Giacomini (knee) and Jeron Johnson (hamstring) did not practice. LB Bobby Wagner (ankle) was limited. WR Golden Tate (shoulder) participated fully on Thursday.