Whether it was his “Beast Mode” moments on the field, his funny and quirky moments off the field, or just his overall personality, Marshawn Lynch is a legendary figure and fan favorite in football. When it comes to big-time touchdown runs or clutch playoff performances in the NFL, odds are you’ll find Lynch at the top of the list.
Lynch played 12 seasons in the NFL, with his most notable years coming with the Seahawks. He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a two-time NFL rushing leader in 2013 and 2014, and finished his NFL career with 10,413 rushing yards and 85 touchdowns.
Check out some of the best performances of his standout career.
Nov. 4, 2007 vs. Cincinnati
We saw flashes of a young “Beast” during Lynch’s rookie year with the Bills. His second-most rushing yards in a game came in his debut season, going for 153 yards against Cincinnati.
Lynch finished 2007 with 1,115 yards rushing and seven TDs.
Jan. 8, 2011 vs. New Orleans
“Beast Mode” was born when Lynch pulled off a 67-yard touchdown run that saw him powering, weaving, and stiff-arming his way through the New Orleans defense. The run ended with a legendary dive into the end zone and sent the crowd into arguably the loudest moment in NFL history.
Lynch finished with 131 yards on the ground as Seattle upset the defending Super Bowl champs 41-36.
Exactly a decade ago today, Marshawn Lynch caused a Beast Quake.
One of the most memorable runs in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/VBb8Lc0yGW
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 8, 2021
Jan. 11, 2014 vs. New Orleans
When people think of Lynch versus New Orleans in the playoffs, they probably think of the “Beast Mode” game. But let’s not forget that he had another outstanding performance in 2014.
Lynch ran for 140 yards and two TDs. His second score is one of the most important plays in Seattle history, a 31-yarder with a 2:40 remaining to seal a 23-15 Seattle win. The Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl.
Jan. 18, 2015 vs. Green Bay
Lynch was in peak form in this NFC Championship Game. He ran for a career-high 157 yards and one touchdown, which was a massive 24-yarder with less than two minutes left as Seattle won 28-22.
It was another clutch moment for Lynch during Seattle’s run as a top team in the NFL.
Dec. 1, 2011 vs. Philadelphia
Another underrated performance for Lynch in front of an incredibly loud crowd. Seattle took it to Philly, winning 31-14. Lynch went off for 148 yards and two TDs in another game where he handled business on the ground and pulled off a highlight-reel touchdown.
Lynch’s grit and pure power were especially on display during this TD run.
Happy 10-year anniversary to Beastquake-lite, Beastquake 1.5, whatever you want to call it!
Marshawn Lynch's incredible touchdown run against the Eagles: pic.twitter.com/MOKzsUlRde
— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) December 1, 2021
Nov. 9, 2014 vs. New York Giants
This year was Lynch’s fourth-straight season with more than 1,200 yards rushing and double-digit TDs. He set a career record against the Giants, running for four touchdowns.