- The Oakland Raiders scored on the opening drive of their 2018 season, driving the field against the Los Angeles Rams.
- Running back Marshawn Lynch scored the touchdown for the Raiders, dragging a pile of Rams defenders five yards into the end zone.
- “Beast Mode” is back.
The Jon Gruden era is off and running in Oakland.
On the first drive of the Raiders’ season, Derek Carr and company drove the length of the field against the Los Angeles Rams.
Facing second and goal from the 10-yard line, Carr handed the ball off to Marshawn Lynch, who went full “Beast Mode,” making contact with the defence five yards out from the end zone. With a little help from his offensive line, Lynch would push the pile forward for the score.
— Win City Silver & Black Pride (@SilverBlakPride) September 11, 2018
Taking a closer look at the play, it’s clear that Lynch was literally dragging some of the Rams defenders along with him into the end zone.
Beast mode was dragging my man ???? pic.twitter.com/pPmbpOI7rY
— Jason Spray MS,CSCS (@JasonSpray) September 11, 2018
It wasn’t the only highlight Lynch would make early in the game. As new “Monday Night Football” broadcasters Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten were recapping the drive, they brought up a high school photo of Lynch. Needless to say, he’s grown up quite a bit.
This was Marshawn in high school ???? pic.twitter.com/sAOgTzJMme
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 11, 2018
Hard to believe that young man would grow up to be Beast Mode.
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