Feed The Beast: Seahawks’ Lynch shines

SEATTLE — Feed him.

That’s what the Seattle Seahawks did with Marshawn Lynch.

After Seattle’s feature back struggled against Carolina last week, offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable gave Lynch more opportunities against San Francisco.

The result was another dominant performance running the ball for the Seahawks.

Heading into Sunday’s contest, Lynch had run for over 100 yards in three of his previous four games against San Francisco.

Lynch didn’t break the century mark on Sunday, but finished with 98 yards on 28 carries, including touchdown runs of 14 yards and 2 yards, along with a 7-yard touchdown catch.

Offensive lineman Breno Giacomini said the Seahawks didn’t do anything differently offensively, they kept pounding the ball at San Francisco’s stout defensive front.

“We just stuck with it,” he said. “I feel like that’s what we did, and you guys saw what happened.”

Making Seattle’s effort even more impressive is the fact that the Seahawks got a lot of that work done on the ground without offensive tackle Russell Okung, who went out in the first half with a toe injury, and did not return.

Veteran Paul McQuistan moved out to replace Okung, and James Carpenter came in to play left guard.

“I think he did a good job,” Giacomini said. “I haven’t watched the film or anything like that. But I just talked to him a little bit, tried to explain some techniques or some calls.”

Even though the run game looked improved, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said it could have been better.

“I don’t feel like we ran nearly as good as we can,” Carroll said. “It was better. Russell had some good yards. We had some really nice yards out of the gun. Marshawn had his 98.

“We just looked better. But we’re going to do better than that. We’ll run the ball better than we did tonight.”

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