Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch set the standard for what is known as "beast mode".What it means is that a runner is running with such ferocity and power, that the very Earth trembles beneath it every time they carry the ball.I chose those words on purpose, because for me the first time I saw Lynch go "beast mode" was in a Wild Card playoff game following the 2010 season between Seattle and the New Orleans Saints.This game was a "one for the ages" that really, on paper, should not have been close at all.Seattle became the first team to ever win their division with a below .500 final win-loss record (7-9).Due to the way the playoffs are set up, the eleven win Saints had to travel to Seattle to play the game, because Seattle was a division winner and New Orleans was a runner-up (to the Falcons) in their division.Late in the game, Lynch decided to score a touchdown. I mean, he really just must have said to himself, "I am going to score, m...
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