NFL News: Rookie Rawls Stars In Seahawks’ Thumping Win Over 49ers

NFL News: Rookie Rawls Stars In Seahawks’ Thumping Win Over 49ers
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Two hours before the kick-off of the game, Thomas Rawls didn’t know he was going to get a start in play. Marshawn Lynch came up to him and revealed he was going to hand over the torch to Rawls for the day.


“I’m going to pass you the torch for the day,” Lynch, who missed the game due to an abdominal injury, told the rookie running back of his team. Rawls did much more than what’s expected from a rookie. He finished the day with flying colors by guiding Seattle Seahawks to an emphatic win over San Fransisco 49ers.

Rawls scored two touch-downs and ran hard for 209 yards. Seattle registered a thumping 29-13 win over San Fransisco on Sunday evening.

“I never (run) out of bounds. It’s just in my makeup. It’s my mentality. I think I would feel less of a person if I run out of bounds instead of going and showing toughness,” an ecstatic Rawls said after the match.

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Rawls is only the third running back in Seattle Seahawks’ history to have completed 200 yards. He is now only second in franchise history after Shaun Alexander’s 266 yards in 2001. Only Doug Martins and Adrian Peterson ran over 200 yards in this season’s NFL.

In the game, Blaine Gabbert brought San Fransisco closer twice in the third quarter. But Gabbert’s effort wasn’t enough to defeat Seahawks, which took 13-0 lead in the first quarter.