Stat Line Of The Night — 12/1/11 — Marshawn Lynch
After finishing the first half of the 2011 NFL season with one of the worst run defenses in the league, the Philadelphia Eagles have managed to turn things around in recent weeks. However, they had a tough time stopping Marshawn Lynch last night, as the Seahawks running back made them look like the team that struggled mighty against the run throughout the month of September.
Lynch carried the rock 22 times, and he turned that into 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns came on a highlight reel run in the first quarter that saw Lynch barrel over a pile of tacklers at the line of scrimmage, before emerging through other side and tip-toeing his way 15-yards to the end zone. Then, on the very first play of the second quarter, Lynch would find the end zone again, this time on a 40-yard run. In the end, his two touchdowns and 148 yards on the ground would be a key factor in the Seahawks 31-14 victory. Those impressive stats would also earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, December 1, 2011.