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Marshawn Lynch Talks Seahawks Return, Calls Reception from Fans 'Straight Love'

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIIDecember 30, 2019

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 29: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks is seen as he plays against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Seahawks were disappointed Sunday night, but Marshawn Lynch was anything but disappointed by how fans at CenturyLink Field received him in his first game as a Seahawk since 2015 (NSFW language):

Adam Jude @A_Jude

Marshawn Lynch on reception from Seahawks fans: “Straight love. Straight up. 12s can fuck with your boy. They made your boy feel right at home. That’s some solid shit.” https://t.co/NFfLYeF0fc

Lynch registered 34 yards and a leaping touchdown on 12 carries in the Seahawks' 26-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle lost on a last-second goal-line stop by the Niners, which clinched them the NFC West and top overall seed in the NFC:

NFL @NFL

The @49ers stop the Seahawks at the goal line to win the NFC West! #GoNiners https://t.co/nyHKB9Tioc

With the loss, Seattle dropped to the NFC's fifth seed.

Seattle had converted a 4th-and-10 when quarterback Russell Wilson found John Ursua for an 11-yard catch at the San Francisco 1-yard line. Lynch was set to come into the game and presumably try to run in the game-winning touchdown on the ensuing play, but the Seahawks were called for delay of game and moved back to the 5-yard line.

Head coach Pete Carroll kept to himself what may have been:

Gregg Bell @gbellseattle

Asked Pete Carroll, was the play call a Marshawn Lynch run from the 1? “We’ll never know,” he says with a small smile. On Lynch’s return night: “Incredible..you all should be very proud of the way he’s handled this. He’s been all in, in every aspect, of this.” #Seahawks

Earlier in the fourth quarter, the 12s celebrated Lynch's touchdown by throwing Skittles onto the field:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

BEAST MODE ACTIVATED. (via @NFL) https://t.co/dYy7nNBT7I

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Skittles SZN back in Seattle 🤣 (via @Seahawks) https://t.co/3lRAiqkvt6

The Seahawks signed Lynch on Monday to a contract for the remainder of this season in response to season-ending injuries to running backs Rashaad Penny (torn ACL), Chris Carson (fractured hip) and C.J. Prosise (broken arm). Lynch previously made a name for himself in Seattle from 2010 to '15, winning Super Bowl XLVIII in 2015. The 33-year-old last played for the Oakland Raiders in 2017 and '18.

The 11-5 Seahawks will need the best of Beast Mode for their wild-card matchup in Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon.


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