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Video: John Clayton's NFC West Huddle

10/20/2010


The video features ESPN.com's John Clayton's views on the NFC West heading into Week 7.

One highlight: Clayton contends that Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett allowed Seattle to become more of a running team at Chicago, something critical to success on the road. The diversified running game also seemed to make quarterback Matt Hasselbeck more comfortable while providing better opportunities for play-action passes.

The chart, based on information from ESPN Stats & Information, backs up that thinking. Hasselbeck completed 9 of 11 passes with a 96.6 rating in play-action situations against the Bears. His play-action rating stood at 4.8 for the season heading into Seattle's 23-20 victory.

2010 Play-Action Passing: Matt Hasselbeck