Marshawn Lynch piled up his first 100 yard rushing game with the Raiders on Sunday. After the game he was summoned to take a random drug test.
Marshawn had a notice that he had to provide a urine sample. He got out of interviews by saying had to to go give his “ding ding sauce”— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) December 4, 2017
Lynch has been red hot for the Raiders. He is averaging 73 yards per game over his last four games while averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
The Raiders have responded by feeding Lynch more and more. Oakland has called Lynch’s number 68 times in the last four games. He had just 72 carries through his first seven games.
He has even become involved in the passing game, snagging eight passes for 79 yards.
His hot streak has come at the best time, as the Raiders push for the playoffs has become real. Now at 6-6, the Raiders are in a tie for first place in the AFC West with the Chargers and this week’s opponent, the Chiefs.
Even without the playoff implications, the Raiders needed Lynch to step up, as Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree had to miss last week’s game.
Beast Mode has become what the Raider expected, just in time to save a disappointing season.
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