Seahawks vs Panthers: 5 takeaways from another epic meltdown

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The Seattle Seahawks did it again. They took a big lead into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t finish. Mistake after mistake let the Carolina Panthers come back to win an awful 27-23 game that should have been win for Seattle.

The Seahawks are now 2-4. They don’t look like a contender. In fact, they don’t even look like a playoff team. The talent is still mostly there, but it just isn’t showing up on the scoreboard at the end of the day.

I need a strong drink, but first, here are five takeaways from today’s painful loss:

1. Marshawn Lynch is still the beast(mode)

After two-and-a-half games without their best offensive player, the Seahawks were happy to get running back Marshawn Lynch back. Lynch ran hard, broke tackles, and set the tone for the offense.

Lynch finished the game with 17 carries for just 54 yards and a touchdown. That 3.2 yards per cary average doesn’t sound very good, but most of those yards came after contact.

Lynch was getting hit in the backfield all game. A few of his best runs were called back on penalties. The stats don’t tell the story of just how well Lynch played.

Thomas Rawls played well while Lynch was out, but this is clearly still Lynch’s football team.

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