WATCH: Marshawn Lynch forces his way into the end zone against Rams
Marshawn Lynch may be on the wrong side of 30, but he still can get the job done on the ground. And if there were any questions about Lynch’s health heading into the Oakland Raiders game against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1, the veteran running back squashed those doubts early by willing his way into the end zone for a touchdown early in Monday Night Football game against the Rams.
After taking a handoff from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Lynch drilled his way through against a phalanx of Rams defenders, who were all determined to bring the tailback down. Then again, Lynch isn’t called Beastmode for nothing, and he showed once again why he is one of the hardest to tackle ground bulldozers in the history of the NFL with that 10-yard touchdown run that also put the Raiders ahead 6-0 before kicker Mike Nugent scored the extra point to make it 7-0.
This is the second season for Marshawn Lynch since coming out of retirement in 2017, and he made it evidently clear that there’s plenty of gas left in his tank with that powerful scoring run.
Lynch was limited in practice on Saturday due to a groin issue, but that ailment is seemingly behind him now.
Last season, Lynch rushed for 891 yards and seven touchdowns for the Raiders.