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Marshawn Lynch injury status: Seahawks running back listed as questionable

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Marshawn Lynch will likely play on Sunday, but he could be limited. We take a quick look at his backup, Thomas Rawls.

The Seattle Seahawks released their Week 11 injury report, and running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as questionable for the game. Lynch took part in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. We are awaiting word on how much he practiced on Friday. He is dealing with an abdomen issue, which nearly cost him the team's Week 10 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

Lynch was listed as questionable and a game-time decision last week, and ended up playing 48 of 61 snaps. He got eight carries in the game (42 yards), and was targeted twice in the passing game (one reception, eight yards). The Seahawks fell behind 19-0 in the first half, and on six of their offensive drives, they got an early penalty that set up a 1st and 15 or 1st and 20. That kind of situation does not bode well for the ground game.

Whether Lynch plays or not, we can expect to see at least a little bit of backup Thomas Rawls. He only got two rushing attempts in nine offensive snaps, but Seahawks fans feel pretty comfortable with him getting a healthier dose of the rotation if Lynch is limited. Rawls got significant snaps in Weeks 3, 4 and 5 when Lynch dealt with an injury. Rawls replaced an injured Lynch in Week 3 and had 104 yards on 16 carries against the Chicago Bears. In Week 4, Rawls started and rushed 17 times for 48 yards against the Detroit Lions. In Week 5, Rawls rushed 23 times for 169 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.