Lynch, who had been listed as probable with a foot injury, is starting in Sunday's divisional playoff game against Atlanta.|||||||
Cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) is not playing. Rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin is making his first career start for Seattle. Irvin is replacing sacks leader Chris Clemons, who was injured his left knee in last Sunday's playoff win over Washington. Defensive end Patrick Chukwurah, signed by the Seahawks on Wednesday, is active.
Lynch has a sprained foot but is probable and expected to play Sunday against Atlanta. He rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown in last week's wild-card round win over Washington. He did not participate in practice Wednesday and Thursday.|||||||
Asked what it would take for Lynch not to play, coach Pete Carroll cracked, "Miss the flight? Doesn't show up in Atlanta?"
Lynch helped the Seattle Seahawks to a 24-14 victory over the Redskins on Sunday.|||||||
Lynch ran 20 times for 132 yards and one score two years after his amazing 131-yard effort against New Orleans in a wild-card game. Next week's tilt with Atlanta should be fun.
Lynch punctuated his regular season with another impressive performance, running 18 times for 100 yards.|||||||
Lynch, who was the NFL's third-leading rusher this season with 1,590 yards, averaged 7.0 yards per carry over his last four games.
Lynch had 26 carries for 111 yards and one touchdown in Seattle's 42-13 win over San Francisco on Sunday night.|||||||
Lynch has three 100-yard rushing games and five touchdowns in his last three games. He added two catches for 19 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.