Lynch churned out a season-high 76 yards through the air off five catches, helping to offset the troubles of a passing attack held to just 177 yards -- its second lowest output of the year -- against Oakland. Facing a waterfall of injuries along the offensive line, quarterback Russell Wilson spent plenty of Sunday on the run, one reason Bevell tapped Lynch as a safety valve through the air.
"We want to use our good players," Bevell said this week, per The Seattle Times. "And he's definitely, probably the best player on our offense and we want to get him the ball as many ways as we can."
Seattle's rushing yardage per game has actually dipped since trading Harvin -- from 149.8 yards per outing to 146.3 -- but it's impressive the team is still at those figures with all the injuries up front. Lynch ran hard against Oakland, but he accounted for just 67 yards. Getting him into space as a pass-catcher is the next best thing.