With Adrian Peterson in limbo all season, the NFL's mythical running-back title belt is up for grabs.
"It seems like he's been getting better and better," Wilfork said Friday. "The more and more he plays the game, it seems like he kicks it to another gear. And that's the sign of a great football player. He's hands down the best back in the game because he can hurt you anytime he has the ball in his hands."
Peterson included, no running back has been more consistently excellent since Lynch landed in Seattle.
Over the past four years, Lynch has averaged 1,612 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns. He's been even better in the postseason, with five 100-yard performances and eight touchdowns.