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Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch ready to handle more of a workload for Seahawks vs. Packers

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are ready to unleash Beast Mode. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Marshawn Lynch is ready to handle more of a workload against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round.

Whether that’s a good thing for the Seahawks remains to be seen.

This past Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Lynch did a couple of positive things — the stiff-arm on the sideline and powerful touchdown run being the highlights.

Unfortunately, he and Travis Homer also combined to rush for just 19 yards on 17 carries. Lynch toted the rock six times in the game, tallying just seven yards.

It was a far cry from the encouraging performance from Lynch and Homer one week prior against the San Francisco 49ers. If Lynch can get a bit more space to move this weekend against the Packers, then perhaps he’ll have a bigger impact for the Seahawks.