The Seattle Seahawks’ shaken defense could have officially received a fluke on Friday, although it was the exact opposite for their Week 6 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.
Ahead of a game at Lumen Field with the Seahawks on Sunday, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury ruled out running back James Conner with a rib injury he suffered in Arizona’s loss to the Eagles. of Philadelphia.
That leaves the Cardinals without a player who scored 15 rushing touchdowns last season (second in the league) when he had only the 27th most yards (752) against a rush defense. Seattle who allowed the most rushing yards per game (170.2) through five games.
This season has been a bit of a setback for Conner and the Arizona offense in general, but he’s still a talented leader for an offensive-minded guru like Kingsbury.
So who comes into his role against Seattle?
When Conner had to leave Sunday’s game against the Eagles, sophomore running back Eno Benjamin stepped in and performed well, totaling eight carries for 25 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 28 yards.
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At 5-9, 207, Benjamin is undersized as a running back but has shown excellent motoring and receiving skills after the catch this season. He will be counted on as RB1 on Sunday as running back Darrel Williams is also out with a knee injury.
The Seahawks and Cardinals will kick off Lumen Field on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. PT.
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