Although the Raiders’ season has been a disappointment by any measure, one of the few bright spots for the team has been the contributions of running back Marshawn Lynch. In the second half of today’s game in Los Angeles, Lynch went over the 10,000-yard mark for his distinguished career, one that could well land him in the Hall of Fame down the road.
The 11-year veteran finished with 101 yards rushing today for Oakland, putting him at 10,003 for his career. He had 9,112 rushing yards with Buffalo and Seattle coming into the season and rushed for 891 yards this season for his hometown team, which is just about as much as anyone could have asked of him.
Lynch is just the 31st player of all time to rush for over 10,000 yards and to do it for the team he loved as a youngster must surely be special for him. He looks like he has plenty left in the tank and is on a two-year deal, so perhaps he will have the 11,000-yard milestone in his sights in the 2018 season.