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Seahawks 29, 49ers 13

Rawls roars out of gate for Seahawks

SEATTLE — About two hours before kickoff, Seattle's Thomas Rawls was told starting running back Marshawn Lynch wouldn't be able to play. Suddenly, helping to rediscover the identity of the underachieving Seahawks was resting in part with the rookie.

"I'm going to pass you the torch for the day," Lynch told the rookie.

Rawls did more than that. He rushed for 209 yards, second-most in Seahawks history, and had two total touchdowns to help Seattle get back to .500 by beating San Francisco.

On Seattle's third offensive play, Rawls caught a swing pass from Russell Wilson and rammed his way into and through San Francisco cornerback Tramaine Brock.

"I never (run) out of bounds. It's just in my makeup. It's my mentality. I think I would feel less of a person if I run out of bounds instead of going and showing toughness," Rawls said.

His yardage trails only Shaun Alexander's 266-yard game in 2001 in franchise history.

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Seahawks 29, 49ers 13 11/22/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 22, 2015 9:54pm]
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