It’s not breaking news that a lot of rushing yards usually means a victory.
Still, it took a little bit of research to determine how rare it was for the Seahawks to lose as they did Sunday, when they rushed for a season-high 218 yards.
Turns out, as reported by NFL Playbook, that it’s the second-most yards Seattle has ever rushed for in a loss:
https://twitter.com/NFLN_Playbook/status/387634257209733120As that states, the most yards Seattle has ever rushed for in a loss came in a 1995 defeat at Arizona.
What’s not stated is that that game went deep into overtime, and while I don’t have a play-by-play in front of me, I’m about 99 percent certain that Seattle rushed for at least 12 yards in the OT session of that game, meaning the loss to the Colts would likely be the most the Seahawks have ever rushed for in regulation and lost.
Here’s the boxscore from that 1995 game, which didn’t end until there was 3:46 left in overtime when Lorenzo Lynch returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown — one of seven Seattle turnovers on the day, and the reason that a team can lose a game in which rushes for 230 yards.
And how about this? Lorenzo Lynch is none other than the uncle of current Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch.