Nobody outside the state of Washington expected the Seattle Seahawks–who won the NFC West with a 7-9 record–to upset the heavily favored Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Wild Card Weekend. And nobody in upstate New York could have predicted that former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch would play a key role in sealing the deal.
With the Saints looking like they were heading towards a comeback, Lynch broke free for a 67-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks a late fourth-quarter lead and ended up being the game-winning score for the Seahawks. He broke through at least six tackles and even used a stiff arm while taking advantage of fantastic blocking by his teammates to help find the end zone–which was a key play in Seattle pulling off one of the biggest upsets in postseason history.
With a crowded backfield consisting of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, the Bills sent Lynch to the Seahawks in October after months of possible trade talks. Now, he’s making an impact with his new team after finishing with 131 rushing yards to go along with his touchdown in Lynch’s first career postseason game.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
More from Bills Chronicle.