If the Seattle Seahawks are going to make a late charge toward a fourth straight playoff berth, they'll do it without Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch underwent surgery Wednesday to repair an injury related to a sports hernia and will be sidelined for at least three weeks. But that is the best-case scenario on the recovery and there is a chance that Lynch will miss the remainder of the regular season.
Seattle is hopeful that Lynch will return at some point and will keep the bruising running back on the active roster. But Seattle's playoff hopes will now be carried by rookie Thomas Rawls.
"The doctor projected that he could get back pretty...