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Rashaad Penny gets huge workload after Chris Carson fumble

The Seahawks backfield is suddenly a lot more interesting. Who will start in Week 13?

Rashaad Penny of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 24, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has had fumble issues, and they might cost him his starting role. Backup Rashaad Penny took over a sizable chunk of Carson’s workload late in Week 12 and put together a strong performance. Penny finished with 14 carries and rushed for 129 yards and a 58-yard touchdown. Meanwhile, Carson had eight carries for 26 yards and four receptions for 31 yards.

The Seahawks held on for a much-needed win over the Eagles, but it was not pretty. Russell Wilson lost a fumble in a game the Seahawks should have probably won by two or three scores. The Eagles couldn’t do anything right, fumbling repeatedly themselves, and Carson Wentz struggled in a big way in the loss.

The Seahawks running back situation will be something to monitor heading into Week 13. Carson has struggled the past couple weeks, and it’s safe to say Penny has earned a bigger share of the workload. But who will be the starter next week when the Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings? For the time being, your guess is as good as mine.