WATCH: Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls goes Beast Mode on TD run

Thomas Rawls' 69-yard touchdown run was the first rushing score for the Seattle Seahawks this season.
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No Marshawn Lynch, no problem for the Seattle Seahawks’ ground game.

Undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls broke loose for a 69-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of Sunday’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals, providing the Seahawks with their first rushing touchdown of the season.

Rawls, making his second career start in place of an injured Lynch (hamstring), earned a spot on the team to in part due to a punishing running style similar to Lynch’s. He displayed Beast Mode-like tendencies on the long TD jaunt, cutting toward the left sideline, splitting three defenders and running through a tackle at the 20-yard line en route to his first career touchdown.

A Michigan transfer who starred at Central Michigan last season, Rawls rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries after spelling Lynch in Week 2, but he was limited to 47 yards in Monday night’s victory over the Detroit Lions.

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