Chris Carson ended up tying a career high with six receptions and setting new career highs in receiving yards (45) and receiving touchdowns (the two scores, which also tied the most he’s had in any season).
But Carson, the team’s feature back coming off two 1,000-yard seasons, also tied a career-low with six carries for 21 yards, the fewest of his career, one fewer than free agent signee Carlos Hyde had Sunday.
Seattle’s backs had just 16 carries, fewer than Carson’s 18½ per-game average last season, the story said. Monday, HC Pete Carroll said to expect those numbers for both Carson and Hyde to go up as the season goes on, something that those who liked the way the offense was distributed against the Falcons — 35 passes and 20 runs overall — may flinch at a little bit. The story also said that it wasn't much of a surprise that Carson and Hyde split carries. That looks like it could continue, only with both backs getting more work than they did in Week 1.