RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks are ready to unleash "Beast Mode."
Marshawn Lynch and his self-given moniker will take to the field for the first time with his new team when the Seahawks travel to take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Lynch developed the nickname while he blossomed at California into an eventual first-round pick by the Buffalo Bills . His hard-nosed running style became his trademark as he posted back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons with the Bills in his first two years in the league.
Before his trade to Seattle, Lynch ran for 167 yards on 37 carries in four games with the Bills this season. It's not clear how much he'll be used on Sunday, but quarterback Matt Hasselbeck expects Lynch to be "a shot of adrenaline" in the backfield.
Kickoff between the Bears and Seahawks is scheduled for 10am. We'll have full coverage on KREM 2 News and KREM.com.