A Year Year in Review - Marshawn Lynch

By all measures, Marshwn Lynch had a great year. He set new career highs for yards and touchdowns, and did so playing behind one of the weakest offensive lines (at least for the first half of the season) in the NFL.

What’s amazing about the 1204 yards that Lynch finished with is that after 7 games (6 games played, and 1 he missed due to a back injury), Lynch had just 263 yards. 941 of his yards on the ground game over the last 9 games. In fact, over that 9 game stretch, so back in the league had more yards rushing than Lynch did.

It should also not come as a surprise that the Seahawks were just 2-5 in that first stretch, and 5-4 once Lynch got going. Lynch was clearly the difference maker for this offense, and the only reason the Seahawks offense was viable in 2011.

Lynch finished the year 7th in the league in total yards and tied for 2nd in TDs. Lynch also 3rd in the league in first downs. There is simply no statistical measure that doesn’t indicate that Lynch was one of the top backs in the league.

Game Log

DATE RESULT ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM
Sun 9/11 17-33

13

33

2.5

12

0

0

Sun 9/18 0-24

6

11

1.8

7

0

0

Sun 9/25 13-10

19

73

3.8

23

0

0

Sun 10/2 28-30

8

24

3.0

11

1

0

Sun 10/9 36-25

12

98

8.2

47

1

1

Sun 10/30 12-34

16

24

1.5

9

1

1

Sun 11/6 13-23

23

135

5.9

29

1

0

Sun 11/13 22-17

32

109

3.4

8

1

0

Sun 11/20 24-7

27

88

3.3

12

1

1

Sun 11/27 17-23

24

111

4.6

12

0

0

Thu 12/1 31-14

22

148

6.7

40

2

0

Mon 12/12 30-13

23

115

5.0

16

1

0

Sun 12/18 38-14

20

42

2.1

15

2

0

Sat 12/24 17-19

21

107

5.1

18

1

0

Sun 1/1 20-23 (OT)

19

86

4.5

18

0

0

REGULAR SEASON STATS

285

1,204

4.2

47

12

3

Selected Splits

BY OUTCOME ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
IN WINS/TIES 155 673 4.3 47 8
IN LOSSES 130 531 4.1 29 4
BY SEASON GAMES ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
Season Games (1-8) 97 398 4.1 47 4
Season Games (9-16) 188 806 4.3 40 8
BY MONTH ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
SEPTEMBER 38 117 3.1 23 0
OCTOBER 36 146 4.1 47 3
NOVEMBER 106 443 4.2 29 3
DECEMBER 86 412 4.8 40 6
JANUARY 19 86 4.5 18 0
BY QUARTER ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
QUARTER = 1 71 289 4.1 47 4
QUARTER = 2 66 294 4.5 40 1
QUARTER = 3 79 346 4.4 18 3
QUARTER = 4 68 276 4.1 29 4
OVERTIME 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
BY PASS ATTEMPTS ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
Attempts 1-10 of game 144 645 4.5 47 6
Attempts 11-20 of game 109 419 3.8 29 4
Attempts 21-30 of game 30 128 4.3 17 2
Attempts 31-40 of game 2 12 6.0 7 0
BY DOWN ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
DOWN = 1 OVERALL 158 669 4.2 47 10
DOWN = 2 OVERALL 113 468 4.1 19 1
DOWN = 3 OVERALL 13 65 5.0 15 1
DOWN = 4 OVERALL 1 2 2.0 2 0
BY DOWN AND LENGTH ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
First down plays with 10 yards to go 140 615 4.4 47 3
3rd (or 4th) down and 9+ yards to go 2 21 10.5 21 0
3rd (or 4th) down and 3-8 yards to go 1 15 15.0 15 0
3rd (or 4th) down and 1-2 yards to go 11 31 2.8 15 1
BY PLAY DIRECTION ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
RIGHT SIDE 95 416 4.4 40 4
LEFT SIDE 104 434 4.2 29 5
MIDDLE 52 201 3.9 12 1
LEFT SIDELINE 19 69 3.6 16 1
RIGHT SIDELINE 15 84 5.6 47 1

 

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