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Chalk Talk: Marshawn Lynch’s read-option touchdown

By staff

Russell Wilson didn’t complete a pass in the first quarter of the Seahawks’ Week 2 win over San Francisco and was only 3 of 12 when Seattle scored its first touchdown of the game.

It was far from Wilson’s sharpest performance, but as Brock Huard explains in the latest edition of “Chalk Talk”, the Seahawks quarterback still had a hand in their first touchdown, a 14-yard read-option run by Marshawn Lynch.

The situation: Leading 5-0, the Seahawks had taken the opening possession of the second half and driven to San Francisco’s 9-yard line before a false start penalty and an incomplete pass made it second-and-goal from the 49ers’ 14.

The play: Lynch took the handoff and weaved his way into the end zone untouched for the game’s first touchdown.

Huard takes it from there, explaining how Wilson’s running ability affected San Francisco’s defense.

You can watch the play here.