Carroll hopeful Lynch plays vs. Vikings

Carroll hopeful Marshawn Lynch plays Sunday, Seahawks favored vs. Vikings

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he's hopeful running back Marshawn Lynch will be able to play Sunday when the Seahawks visit the Vikings.

View NFL Wild Card Weekend Odds

The last time Lynch (abdomen) saw game action was in a 39-32 loss to the Cardinals on November 15. He returned to team headquarters on Monday and Carroll even noted that Lynch is "ready to rock" on Sunday when the Seahawks take on the Vikings in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.

After Seattle opened as a 4.5-point road favorite versus Minnesota, the line climbed to 5.5 and that's where it currently sits at online sports book RealBet.eu. The total has also seen some movement, dropping from 42 down to 41.5 points.

If he does return, it's unlikely that Lynch will see more than 12-15 carries versus the Vikings on Sunday. He's been out for well over a month and the Seahawks may choose to take it slowly with their star back. Christine Michael and Bryce Brown will continue to be in the backfield mix for the Seahawks moving forward.

Bet NFL Wild Card Weekend Games

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Bills vs. Chiefs Prediction The Bills and Chiefs will play a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game when the two teams meet in the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday at 6:30 p.m....
Thumbnail Rams vs. Bucs Prediction For the third time in the last two seasons, the Rams and Bucs will meet, only this time the stakes are higher. Will the Rams upset the Bucs for a third consecutive time or is...
Thumbnail 49ers vs. Packers Prediction Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1-seeded Packers will host the 49ers in the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. ET. Will Rodgers and Co. torch San...
Thumbnail Bengals vs. Titans NFL Prediction Joe Burrow will attempt to do something that no former No. 1 pick has ever accomplished: Advance to a conference championship game in his first or second season....
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Rams Playoff Prediction The final game of Wild Card Weekend and the first-ever Monday Night Football playoff matchup will take place at SoFi Stadium where the Rams will host the...

NFL Headlines