The Seattle Seahawks will be without star running back Marshawn Lynch this Sunday when they face the Cincinnati Bengals, the Seahawks announced Friday.
Lynch is dealing with a hamstring issue that kept him out of Monday's win over the Lions, and the thought was he'd be back this week after being close to playing against Detroit. In three games of work, Lynch has 38 carries for 128 yards (3.4 yards per carry) and no touchdowns this season. That Monday night game also saw backup Fred Jackson suffer a high-ankle sprain. He is listed as questionable for this game.
With Lynch sidelined, expect rookie Thomas Rawls to get a heavy workload against the Bengals. He's been the primary back in each of the past two games after Lynch's hamstring issue popped up in the team's Week 3 win over the Chicago Bears. That game saw Rawls have a breakout performance with 104 yards on 16 carries. This past Monday, Rawls had 48 yards on 17 carries against the Lions.