One week later, reverberations from Marshawn Lynch’s classic run against the Saints are still being felt in Seattle.
This was a play we deserved to learn more about and we have throughout the week. Danny O’Neil wrote a terrific piece on “Seventeen Power” in the Seattle Times that breaks down all the components of the 67-yard touchdown.
The signature moment of Lynch’s career was made even more special because he brought his former mentor and Bills teammate Fred Jackson to the game to watch.
“It was my first playoff game, and he said it was like his first playoff game, too,” Lynch told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports this week. “And he said that when I scored on that run, it almost felt like he was down on the sideline running alongside me. That was big for me.”
After an up-and-mostly down season in an up-and-down career, Lynch hopes to keep this playoff roll going in Chicago Sunday. Lynch’s agent tells Silver that Lynch would love to stick in Seattle long-term.
“I think that run was just the tip of it,” Lynch said. “There are still some things that need to be done.”