Marshawn Lynch proves to be right at home in Oakland
Despite finishing the team’s 45-20 victory over the New York Jets with only 45 yards rushing on 12 carries, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch showed that he is right at home in Oakland.
Lynch and the Raiders absolutely demolished the Jets in Week 2, scoring 45 points in their home opener at O.Co Coliseum.
The former Cal Bear product and Oakland native managed to find the endzone on one of those 12 carries, scoring his first touchdown as a Raider on Sunday.
The game had gotten so out of hand that Lynch decided to share his joy of returning home and the Raiders’ drubbing of the Jets while dancing on the sideline.
Take a look:
Marshawn Lynch is the greatest pic.twitter.com/iCLodp7qus
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 17, 2017
During the 2017 off-season, many of the NFL’s media pundits had championed the Oakland Raiders as the team to possibly dethrone the New England Patriots as the front-runner in the AFC. Once the team added Marshawn Lynch, that kind of talk only escalated as we moved closer to the regular season and the games that count.
Fast forward to this Monday morning, and Lynch and the Raiders are proving that they are in fact a force to be reckoned with in the entire National Football League, much less solely the American Football Conference.
After taking a year off before joining the Raiders, Lynch looks to be in solid form, showing that his earning of the moniker “BeastMode” has yet to wear off, as Marshawn is still running with the same fervor that he did prior to his temporary vacation from the NFL.
If you need any proof as to whether or not Marshawn Lynch can still put his head down and bulldoze defenders, just ask defensive lineman Jurrell Casey of the Tennessee Titans. Casey tips the scales at over 300 pounds, by the way.
Despite being a Chargers fan for my entire life, it is quite easy to say that the NFL is better when the Raiders are competing at a high level, and with Lynch in the backfield leading his hometown squad, the NFL is indeed better.
Do you, Marshawn, do you.