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Originally published October 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM | Page modified October 24, 2013 at 6:42 PM

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Seahawks’ stat geek: tight ends become more valuable

With Zach Miller healthy and fullback Derrick Coleman injured, Seahawks tight ends played a bigger role than usual in victory over Arizona.

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The combination of the return of a healthy Zach Miller and the loss of FB Derrick Coleman with an injury meant the tight ends had their most pronounced impact of the season in Seattle’s 34-22 win at Arizona.

Miller played 53 of 64 offensive snaps and finished with a season-high five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. He was also as efficient as possible, making the reception all five times he was targeted.

Coleman, Seattle’s only healthy fullback entering the game, played just nine snaps before suffering a hamstring injury in the second quarter.

That had the Seahawks going to more multi-tight end sets to get blocking out of the backfield and on the edge, with backup Luke Willson on the field for 34 snaps (making one catch for 23 yards) and Kellen Davis getting 7 snaps, scoring a touchdown on a 1-yard reception.

Bob Condotta

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