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Marshawn Lynch ruled out for Seahawks on Monday

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Marshawn Lynch is officially out for Monday night against the Detroit Lions, the team told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Sunday.

Heading into the weekend, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll initially said Lynch would be a game-time decision. It appears he didn't need to wait until then to make a decision on his star running back.

Monday night will mark the first game that Beast Mode will sit out since 2011. The 29-year-old back took just five carries in Week 3 before exiting due to the injury. 

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With Lynch sidelined, expect Thomas Rawls to see a larger load after impressing in Week 3, with 16 totes for 104 yards. The undrafted rookie is set to be the two-down back and veteran Fred Jackson will likely take passing downs.

Without their workhorse back, it will be interesting to see how offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell deploys his offense. Could we see more targets to tight end Jimmy Graham this week?

Not having to face the bruising Lynch is a big bonus for a winless Lions defense that has been gashed for 112 yards per game on the ground in 2015.

The Seahawks also downgraded defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to out, per Rapoport. 

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