Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch amassed 67 rushing yards on 21 carries and over 140 total yards against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. None were more impressive than the three yards that led to the first of his two rushing TD’s.
After initially being stopped well short of the endzone Lynch continued to churn his legs and with a little push from his o-line, he muscled his way in for the first TD of the game. The score gave Seattle an early 7-3 lead in what would eventually turn into a close 30-24 victory. It was Seattle’s fifth win of the season.
With the San Francisco 49ers losing to the St. Louis Rams on a last second fumble on the 1-yard-line by QB Colin Kaepernick, the Seahawks are now alone in second place in the NFC West and trail the Arizona Cardinals by two games. Seattle and Arizona have yet to play against one another and will do so in Weeks 12 and 16 of the regular season.
Seattle’s passing attack struggled against the Oakland Raiders with Lynch also leading the team in receiving yards. Lynch was targeted five times, catching all five and using a 39-yard reception to add to his 76 total yards in the pass game. WR Doug Baldwin also had five catches for 38 yards.