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Offense closed with a rush in 2012 season

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Offense closed with a rush in 2012 season
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As the Seahawks were preparing to travel to Chicago for a Week 13 matchup against the Bears, Darrell Bevell was asked if that might be the week he would open up the offense. The team’s offensive coordinator laughed and offered, “I think that is a trick question.” The trick, as it turned out, was on the team’s remaining seven opponents, as the Seahawks averaged 35 points in December and January after averaging 19.9 in their first 11 games. While discussing the selection of left tackle Russell Okung as the Seahawks’ Man of the Year two weeks later, offensive line coach Tom Cable offered, “We can run the football, really, whenever we want to...”

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