Michael Turner said Wednesday the best way to make sure he returns to the 100-yard form he showed the first two weeks is for Atlanta to have a better start on Sunday at Seattle.
Turner had only nine yards rushing in the first half of last week's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers. The Falcons trailed 13-3 at halftime and leaned more heavily on quarterback Matt Ryan and the passing game in the second half.
Turner had only four carries for 11 yards in the second half to finish with 20 yards rushing. It was his low total since Dec. 20, 2009 against the New York Jets, when he was limited by an injury and had one carry for seven yards.
"It just turns out that way sometimes in a game," Turner said. "Playing from behind, the fastest way to come back is by throwing the football. Hopefully this week we get ahead and don't have to be one-dimensional."