Seattle Seahawks: 3 Reasons Marshawn Lynch Will Dominate NFC West

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Seattle Seahawks: 3 Reasons Marshawn Lynch Will Dominate NFC West
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Lynch will dominate the NFC West, again.

After Marshawn Lynch erupted in 2011, Seahawks fans should be ready for another Skittle-packed campaign for the running back known simply as “Beast Mode.”

Lynch tore apart NFC West defenses last season, as he rushed for 502 yards on 122 carries against divisional foes. He was also the only running back to score a rushing touchdown and rush for 100 yards against the San Francisco 49ers last year.

Lynch runs with a passion for contact and is able to create a hole if his line doesn’t produce one. With his tough, head-down running style, he's able to abuse opposing defenses and punishes players for not wrapping him up.

The best part about Lynch is that he thrives regardless of who is in front of him. During the Seahawks influx of offensive lineman last season, Lynch just kept about his business, as he led the NFL in rushing over the final nine weeks, according to ESPN.

Lynch also broke the Seahawks record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown when he scored in 10 straight games.

He broke a record held by the last great Seahawks running back, Shaun Alexander, but comparisons between the two basically end there.

Lynch has a mean streak to him that hasn’t been seen in Seattle for a long time. Alexander looked to move away from contact, Lynch, on the other hand, basically looks for opposing defenders.

These are all reasons why it’s safe to assume Lynch is poised for another magnificent campaign, especially against the NFC West.

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