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Alexander no longer in competition

Now that veteran Ricky Watters is out of the picture, Shaun Alexander is the clear focus of the offense.

Updated: August 15, 2002, 11:02 AM ET
Pro Football Weekly

CHENEY, Wash. -- A few days before the Seattle Seahawks were to face the Oakland Raiders' fourth-ranked rush defense last November, running back Shaun Alexander called some friends back in Alabama. The friends weren't home, so Alexander left the following message on their machine: "Y'all make sure you watch this game, because I am about to go off."

Go off, he did. And then some.

Alexander rushed for 266 yards, the fourth-best single-game total in NFL history. Oakland's run defense ...

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