The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Detroit Lions Monday night, but they will be without Marshawn Lynch
The status of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been up in the air the past few days for their Monday night showdown with the Detroit Lions, but a little over 24 hours away from kickoff in that one, we have some clarity. Lynch will not be in the lineup for this one on Monday.
Lynch had been battling a hamstring injury this week, and as early as Sunday morning it was reported that he was unlikely to take the field to try and help Seattle get their second win of the season. Now we know, through the Seahawks, that he will not be available to help with in that quest.
However, the silver lining in all of this is that Thomas Rawls will step into his place. If last week was any indication, then the Seahawks might be in pretty good shape out of the backfield. In the win over the Bears last Sunday, Rawls played phenomenally, carrying the ball 16 times for 104 yards. If he can even replicate a good portion of that performance, this offense might be in good shape against this Detroit defense.
Also, the Seahawks will have Fred Jackson available to take some carries on offense.
This season, Lynch has carried the ball 38 times for 120 yards with no touchdowns.
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