Seahawks vs Lions: 5 potential stars of the game

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For a game pitting two teams with a combined 1-5 record, there will be plenty of big names on both sides of the field when the lights of Monday Night Football shine down on CenturyLink Field this Monday.

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But it’s not always the biggest names that end up playing the most important roles, and Monday could be no different. This game is of the utmost importance to Seattle. With their weapons on offense, the Lions are as dangerous as a winless team comes. Dropping to 1-3 would be disastrous for the Seahawks with a 10:00am kickoff on the road against a red hot Cincinnati team looming in week 5.

Here’s a look at five Seahawk players who could end up stealing the ESPN spotlight Monday night against the Lions:

RB Thomas Rawls

Sep 3, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) rushes against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

He looked good against Chicago, gaining 104 yards on 16 carries, and with Lynch looking like another game-time decision with a hamstring injury, Rawls should be in line for another similar workload. The Lions rank 12th in the league against the run, allowing 112 yards per game and 3.7 yards per carry. Their front 7 is a shadow of what they were last year due to free agent defections and injuries. The Seahawks offensive line did a better job of opening holes against the Bears then they have yet this season. The Seahawks would love to win the time of possession battle, keeping Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate on the sidelines as much as possible.

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