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Roman Harper Says He Cracked His Helmet Trying to Bring Down Marshawn Lynch

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in the 1st quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJanuary 18, 2016

Marshawn Lynch and the current state of Beast Mode have produced a lot of questions this season.

The Seattle Seahawks running back missed nine games this season due to hamstring and abdominal injuries, and he rushed only six times for 20 yards after returning to play in Seattle's 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the divisional-round matchup on Sunday.

So one could easily assume the 29-year-old is probably not in peak form. But rest assured, those 20 yards Lynch ran for against Carolina were not fluffy or light work. Roman Harper can attest to that.

The Panthers safety posted a video to Instagram showing his helmet after Sunday's game. He points out a crack running along the ear hole, saying that the helmet nearly broke after he tried to take down Lynch.

For everybody that think Beast Mode isn't alive, it's happened today. Man, I broke my helmet. So look at that. Definitely have proof... Beast Mode is still alive. But guess what? We kept pounding today!

Yeah. Don't try to tackle Lynch unless you're a licensed football professional. And even then, consider your children before doing so.

Dan is on Twitter. You're in a long, narrow hallway. You have a pillowcase and a Furby. And you have to stop Marshawn Lynch from getting past you. What do you do?

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