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Carroll: Lynch 'to play more' against Packers

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The Green Bay Packers will be dealing with an extra dose of Beast Mode during Sunday's divisional-round game, according to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

Running back Marshawn Lynch was eased back into action during Week 17 and the wild-card round, with the veteran serving as the backup to rookie Travis Homer.

But with the rust firmly shaken off, Lynch will apparently be a big part of the Seahawks' gameplan.

"He's going to play more this week," Carroll said Monday, per ESPN's Brady Henderson. "He's ready to and he's had enough time with us. He feels confident about what he's doing and the plan. We can get him in and out of there and have those two guys really go at it."

Lynch scored a touchdown in each of his two games since coming back but produced just 41 yards on 18 touches against the formidable defenses of the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Packers allowed 120.1 yards per game (23rd in the NFL) on the ground during the regular season, so the Seahawks could rely heavily on the Homer-Lynch duo as they attempt to take down Aaron Rodgers and Co. in Green Bay.

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