It will surprise no one, including the Kansas City defense, if Seattle spends most of today’s Seahawks at Chiefs game watching Marshawn Lynch grind out yards on the ground. Last Sunday Lynch rushed for 140 yards and a career-high four TDs against the Giants, a performance he hopes to repeat today against the league’s 20th rushing defense. But as you watch Seattle Seahawks vs Kansas City Chiefs online live free streaming or on Fox Sports, it’s the Chiefs RB who may have a bigger influence on the game.
No doubt the Seattle offense goes into today’s Chiefs game looking to run. The Kansas City Chiefs enter today’s Seahawks game with the top-rated pass defense and have 17 sacks in four home games, but they have just the 30th ranked rushing defense. Historically speaking, Seattle also earned a 3-3 record with QB Russell Wilson focused on passing the ball, but since then the Seahawks have increased their rushing attempts and won three straight. That includes last week’s 38-17 bruising of the Giants, indicating a trend is taking shape.
While Lynch and Wilson will look to keep it on the ground, the running back who may have the biggest impact as we watch today’s Seahawks vs Chiefs game online live free or on Fox Sports TV is Jamaal Charles. Charles ran for 98 yards in the Chiefs’ 13-17 win last week over Buffalo, and his 4.72 yards per carry rank 10th in the NFL.
Though those aren’t big numbers by Lynch’s standards, the Seahawks have lost defensive tackle Brandon Mebane for the year, presenting an opportunity for Charles and Knile Davis to get going early. If that happens, things could really open up for QB Alex Smith in today’s Chiefs game.
Smith has completed 78 percent of his passes during the Chiefs’ recent three-game winning streak. Though he was sacked four times last week against Buffalo, he did run for a TD and led the Chiefs to a comeback win. With several members of the Seattle defense likely out as we watch today’s Seahawks game live, Smith could benefit if the Seahawks defense stays on its heels due to Charles’ and Davis’ productivity.
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- Kickoff for today’s Seattle Seahawks vs Kansas City Chiefs game live: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium (the Chiefs are the home team)
- Point spread: the Seahawks are 1-point favorites
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