Rashaad Penny, who notched the first 100-yard rushing performance of his carer and finished with 108 yards on 12 carries, also had a career-high 38-yard run the first time he touched the ball — his previous long was 15. Penny followed that with an 18-yarder for a touchdown that put Seattle ahead 14-7.
“Today he busted out,’’ HC Pete Carroll said. “We’ve been challenging him to get right and to work at the right tempo and find what it’s like to be a pro, just teaching a young guy trying to figure it out… I thought today he needed it so badly. He knows he’s a great player. He just hasn’t been able to demonstrate it.’’
Related players: Chris Carson, Mike Davis
Penny could start to get a more consistent workload if Carson is going to miss more time. Davis wasn't terrible, rushing 11 times for 58 yards, which is still 5.3 per carry. Davis also added four catches for 22 yards and a TD, so if Carson returns, Penny could still be the odd man out in this backfield.