Oct 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball against San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) ahead of quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the fourth quarter at Levi
That was vintage Marshawn Lynch
The whispers had begun that perhaps Marshawn Lynch was slowing down. He wasn’t breaking tackles like he had in the past. Perhaps age and workload were catching up with him.
All that talk should disappear for the next week. Lynch ran for 122 yard and a touchdown on 27 carries. He punished the 49ers front seven with his physical running style throughout the game.
Lynch also missed a drive in the first quarter when he was throwing up into a trash can on the sidelines. Other than that, the Seahawks let Lynch carry the offense, and it worked.
It was also great to see the Seahawks feed Lynch when they got down close to the end zone. From 2nd and 1 at the 2-yard line, the Seahawks ran 5 times in six plays before Lynch got across the goal line. The only pass included play-action to Lynch.
This is the commitment to the run that got the Seahawks to two straight Super Bowls. The Seahawks had gotten away from that identity at times this season. They found themselves again tonight.
Next: Russell Wilson