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.
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.