The Seahawks almost won the Super Bowl in 2015 to go back-to-back. Pete Carroll infamously told Russell Wilson to pass the ball instead of using Lynch to score a rushing touchdown. Malcolm Butler pulled off the interception and the rest is history. Lynch would also have been in with a shot of claiming the game’s MVP award.
He rushed for 102 yards with a touchdown in a great display for the team. If he scored the game’s winner there’s little doubt that we’d be talking about it today. But losing players don’t receive praise for good displays. That’s the sad reality of life as an elite athlete because we only remember the winners (via USA Today Sports).