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“You guys keep asking me, but there’s no plan on this one, they’re just playing,” Carroll said. “And when we see how the game goes, we might give a guy a few more here or a few more there. We don’t know, because they’re both really good. We love them and we just play them. Chris is the starter, so he winds up getting some more carries, but they’re playing as one-two, and I don’t know who is one and I don’t know who is two. They’re doing great… It is awesome. It is so much fun to see those two guys battling it out. I think Chris got 100 and Rashaad got 70-something, that’s fantastic. I thought Rashaad looked so fast tonight. He just looked so explosive. The screen play was a beautiful call, and beautiful execution, and it just showed that burst that he has and why he’s so exciting.
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And lest you think the competition for carries would create any animosity between the two backs, Penny would like to bring to your attention to a moment in the third quarter that helps illustrate the relationship those two have. 
With the Seahawks driving early in the third quarter, Carson took a handoff from the 30-yard line and gained 25 yards, setting up first-and-goal at the 5. Almost any running back, no matter how tired, would want to stay in the game there and finish the drive, but Carson instead tapped on his helmet to signal he needed a break, a gesture that meant a lot to Penny. Two plays later, both of them Penny runs, the Seahawks were in the end zone following a 1-yard touchdown run. 
“That could be an easy walk-in for the guy,” Penny said. “He called me in and the next play I scored. That just shows the guy he is, he cares. The love I have for him is real deep… Any other running back would stay in and try to punch it in, but that shows you the guy he is. I’m a big fan of his.”
Carroll has long believed in the importance of having a balanced attack so that his offense can function at a high level regardless of what a defense is doing, and on a night when the Vikings did things to try to take away the deep ball—Russell Wilson did still manage to throw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yarder to David Moore—the running game came through in a big way.
“It was a special night,” Wilson said. “I think the offensive line did a tremendous job. They were so physical all night. We were able to run the ball extremely well. (Minnesota) kept playing two-high shell, just super deep. They didn't want any shots thrown on them. So we said, ‘OK, we'll just run it and do what we do really well.’ Sure enough, we just kept going, kept going with it… We’ve got two great backs. You've got guys who are star running backs in the league. You see Penny hit the corner and his speed and his power that he runs with. Downhill, you see Chris Carson, what he's been able do his whole time he's been a Seahawk. It's been great just having those two guys run the football that well.”