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Darrell Bevell expects a full workload from Marshawn Lynch


The regular season began with the mother of Marshawn Lynch calling out Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for his play-calling in an overtime loss to the Rams. The postseason is beginning with Bevell welcoming Lynch back after seven missed games with an expectation that he’ll perform like he usually does.

Asked Wednesday whether Lynch could have 20 or more carries at Minnesota on Sunday, Bevell said, “If he’s going, that’s what I would expect. I’d expect him to be full-go, full speed and just do like we normally do.”

What they normally do won’t change because of the Captain Obvious forecast that it’ll be very cold in Minnesota on Sunday.

“We’re going to go out and just do our thing,” Bevell said. “We’re going to play ball the way we normally do. We’re kind of built for it. We’re a running team, running philosophy, so we know that to hand the ball to the running back 25, 30 times is exactly how we want to play the game. You can still throw the ball in that, you just have to protect the ball, be smart with it and that’s what we plan on doing.”

If they do it well, the team that was the No. 1 seed in 2013 and 2014 and that now enters the playoffs as the No. 6 seed will be back to the Super Bowl for a third straight time.