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Spreading field creates running room for Alexander

RB Shaun Alexander, the league's MVP, owes much of his success to the three-receiver sets often run by Seattle's offense.

Originally Published: January 18, 2006
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Nationally, the face of the Seahawks is Shaun Alexander, the NFL's top rusher.

Alexander, who came within a yard of winning the rushing title last year, is the king of fantasy football for his ability to score touchdowns in bunches. But this is where reality meets fantasy. As important as Alexander has been to the Seahawks' run to the NFC Championship Game against the Panthers, the heart of Seattle's offense is its three-receiver sets.

Coach Mike Holmgren runs ...

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