The Seattle Seahawks are expected to have Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor back for the wild card playoff game against the Vikings on Sunday. The weather forecast is calling for freezing temperatures in Minnesota, but Russell Wilson said that the cold should not be an issue for the team.
Lynch has returned to the team following abdominal surgery and according to Fox Sports, the running back will be a "full go" for the Seahawks. Lynch has been out for seven games for the Seahawks, but the team has won six of those and now he is able to return. Lynch was reportedly able to practice without any issues this week and he is slated to start for Seattle against the Vikings.
Getting Lynch back is a big boost for the Seahawks, as the team also lost Thomas Rawls to a season-ending injury after Lynch went down. The Seahawks also are expecting to have Kam Chancellor ready for the playoffs, as head coach Pete Carroll said that Chancellor was able to practice this week as well. Carroll added that JR Sweezy, Russell Okung, Luke Willson and Jeremy Lane also should be ready to play on Sunday.
"Just in general, we have a lot of guys returning to practice," Carroll said, according to the Seattle Times. "... It's a real boost for us."