The Seahawks’ 37-30 win over the Vikings proved to be another example of the different qualities of this team.

Carroll Show takeaways: Seahawks’ injury updates, run game success

It’s not as talented as Seattle’s Super Bowl teams back in 2013 and 2014, but this team’s closeness is perhaps the main reason the Seahawks sit atop the NFC West with a 10-2 record. That closeness allows the Seahawks to fight adversity, come back from deficits and win games in the fourth quarter.

While the defense isn’t as dominant as Pete Carroll would like, it is good enough to win against anyone. And as with most Carroll teams, the Seahawks are improving in the second half of the season. Sure, Monday’s game was scary because the Vikings almost came back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks still won in the end.

What was clear in talking to the players and coaches after the game is this team has a special feeling among its players. It’s team football. Players care. Players work. No one expected a 10-2 start for the season, and the numbers might look different, but the results are the same. The Seahawks are in the hunt for a bye in the playoffs and the NFC West title.

Let’s look at what is working on the field for Seattle.

Running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny

What we didn’t know is how close these two have become as friends. They work out together. They challenge each other. And even though Penny had been on the bad side of getting carries, his past two games have changed the formula.

This is turning into one of the best one-two running back punches in the NFL. Think about the past two weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles entered Week 12 as the fourth-best run defense in football. The …read more

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