Marshawn Lynch scored his first touchdown in nearly two years on Sunday, when he punched in a touchdown from the 3-yard line.
The touchdown gave the Raiders a 21-10 lead, and Lynch’s first touchdown in his hometown.
It was Lynch’s first touchdown since Nov. 15, 2015. That score came in the Seahawks’ ninth game of the season, where Lynch had eight carries for 42 yards and one touchdown.
Prior to Lynch getting into the end zone, he put some punishment on Jets defenders earlier in the drive. It seemed inevitable that he was going to find the end zone.
The season is still young, but we’ve seen some great things out of Lynch early. Hopefully that rest didn’t come with too much rust. So far, it doesn’t seem like it.
The very next week, in the midst of heated quarterback controversy talk, Dak shut down any conversation of pulling him. Against a hot Tampa Bay team, Dak played wonderfully.
Dak became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff game. FINAL STATS: 24/38, 302 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 7.95 AY/A, 103.5 Rating. Lost 34-31.
Dak has a history of coming back with a strong performance following a less-than-ideal outing the previous game. He has the mental toughness, the work ethic, and the determination to bounce back from any adversity that he hits. He has shown it time and time again.