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Today In Sports History January 8th: The Beast Quake

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Today in sports history January 8th, 2011 the 7-9 NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks took hosted the NFC Wild Card 11-5 New Orleans Saints (at the time defending Super Bowl Champions) in Seattle. The Seahawks were heavy 10 point underdogs as they were under .500. With 3:38 left to play in the 4th quarter and the Seahawks leading 34-30 they handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch and the most famous play in his career and perhaps Seattle Seahawks history occurred:

Lynch ran over the entire New Orleans Saints team and into the end zone to extend the Seahawks lead to 41-30. The Seahawks eventually won the game 41-36. But the Marshawn Lynch run was so epic that the crowd noise and reaction registered an earthquake around the stadium. Thus the run became known as the “Beast Quake”.

As a Seattle Seahawks fan this is still one of my favorite memories in Seahawks history and it will live in Seattle folklore for the rest of eternity.

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