Marshawn Lynch "Beast Quake" Run Through Saints
The 2010 Seahawks snuck into the playoffs with a losing record and were not expected to be able to keep up with the defending Super Bowl Champions. But in the fourth quarter, with the result in the balance, running back Marshawn Lynch got the ball – and what followed was epic. Leading 34-30 with under four minutes left, Seattle was facing a second-and-10 from their own 33; Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck handed the ball off to Lynch, who tried to run up the middle but was hit. Lynch kept his legs churning and exploded downfield with Saints defenders draped all over him. At around the first-down marker, a pair of Saints began dragging Lynch down from behind, but the running back remained on his feet, breaking another tackle before heading diagonally toward the right sideline. Another defender wrapped up Lynch inside the 40, but Lynch fended him off, tossing him to the turf, and kept going. Inside the 20, he broke another tackle and then followed a blocker into the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown. The touchdown, which extended the Seahawks’ lead to 11, was crucial, as they held on, 41-36.