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A 100-yard rushing season finale and Marshawn Lynch would hit a major career milestone

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last week against the Eagles, the Raiders fed Marshawn the ball 25 times and he put up 95 yards on the ground, just missing putting up his second 100-yard game as a Raider. Should he reach triple digits in the finale in Los Angeles, he would hit another major career milestone — 10,000 career yards.

Technically, being that he’s currently sitting at 9902 yards, he needs exactly 98 yards. But if he can reach that, he can surpass it.

Reaching 10,000 career yards would put him in an elite club. Currently only 30 players in the history of the NFL have reached the five digit rushing mark, including three active running backs — Frank Gore (13,926), Adrian Peterson (12,276), and LeSean McCoy (10,082).

What we don’t know is if he will play another season after this year. If he does, then he will have plenty of games to reach the milestone. If not, then this is his last shot.

As for his season numbers, he is 19th in the league with 790 rushing yards. He would need 210 yards to get 1000 on the season, so that’s a considerable stretch.