Over the first 10 weeks of the season, no team dropped back to pass as often as the Seattle Seahawks. Their offense went through Russell Wilson more than ever before, especially during the three games they played without their top two running backs, Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.
But signs point to a shift back to their more familiar run-heavy approach.
HC Pete Carroll's comments over the last few weeks seem to indicate the Seahawks are better with a more balanced offense. The story said the team's dropback rate over the first 10 weeks was tops in the NFL at 69.2%. Seattle was 31st in dropback rate at 54.9% from 2018 to 2019, Brian Schottenheimer's first two seasons as their offensive coordinator. Their rate increased to 71.9% in Weeks 8-10 as Carson (foot sprain) and Hyde (hamstring) were both sidelined. But with Hyde back against Arizona, Seattle's dropback rate fell to 62.3%.