Marshawn Lynch Will Be Key for Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Steven Bisig – USA TODAY Sports

After completing a comeback against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter, the Seattle Seahawks claimed the throne as the best team in the NFC and will play in the Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.

While the challenge that lies ahead is the biggest one of the last few years for the Seahawks – as they will go against the likes of Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas and the best offense in the NFL – they have what it takes to come out on top. Seattle is well-equipped on the defensive side of the ball, and in addition to that they have one man on offense that can spark them up and carry them towards the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

That man is none other than Marshawn Lynch.

‘Beast Mode’ has been one of the best running backs in the league this season, but he has taken this play to a whole different level during the playoffs. Since Russell Wilson has struggled, Percy Harvin hasn’t been able to play more than a few minutes and Golden Tate hasn’t been a difference maker in the passing game, Pete Carroll has turned to Lynch often to carry the offensive load. And he has responded to the challenge by scoring huge touchdowns in both games and being the offensive leader of the team.

The Broncos are a tough team against the run – they were ranked in the top-10 in both yards allowed and yards per carry – but if there is anyone who can break them is Lynch. His incredible combination of size, speed and strength makes him a difficult matchup for any defense, and he has an ability to come through in big games.

There is no bigger game this year, and the Seahawks are definitely up to the task as they continue their quest for the first Super Bowl in the franchise history. They won’t have an easy game against the Broncos, but if Denver can’t stop Lynch then Seattle will have a great chance of lifting the Lombardi Trophy once it’s all said and done.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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