Vikings' Mike Zimmer believes Seahawks RB Chris Carson is one of best in the NFL

Seahawks lead the league in rushing and Carson is their lead back with 704 yards and a 4.5-yard average.

Ahead of Monday night's matchup with Seattle, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was highly complimentary of Seahawks running back Chris Carson, calling him one of the best backs in the league.

"They’ve committed to the run game," Zimmer said of Seattle's offensive approach. "I think at some point in the season earlier in the year they were throwing it a little bit more. Now they are more diligent about running with it and sticking with the run. They’ve gone for it on fourth down quite a few times. This Carson is a good back. He maybe the best, one of the best backs in the league, the way he runs."

The Seahawks lead the league with 148.8 rushing yards per game. Carson is their leading rusher with 157 carries for 704 yards for a 4.5-yard average. He's added four touchdowns.

"His physicality No. 1," Zimmer said of Carson's ability. "But I’ve seen him hurdle guys, I’ve seen him flip and land on his feet, I’ve seen him run over guys. He’s got excellent feet and vision, but really all of it."