Originally written December 24, 2012 on Football Nation:
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Sunday night's 130 yards and 2 touchdowns of total offense showcased the types of things Seahawks' running back Marshawn Lynch can really do, and those things turn out to help wonders for the Seattle offense. After performances like this against a top defense in the league, you really wonder where to place Lynch among the running backs of the league. After analyzing the backs in the NFL, I can easily see that Lynch is the second best running back in the league, right behind Vikings' back Adrian Peterson. What puts Lynch ahead of the majority of the league is his size and what he does with it. At 5'11, 215, you imagine a big back who is built for power running, but Lynch also adds a very effective quickness to his game that makes it tougher for opposing defenses to prepare for the Skittle-consuming beast.Even if you are just a casual football fan, or even just an avid SportsCenter watcher, you can understand why Adrian Peterson is placed ahead of Lynch. Peterson exite...
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