My Best Shot Mon Jan. 13, 2014 Lair of the Beast Photographers Robert Beck and Rod Mar had their eyes on Marshawn Lynch as he went Beast Mode—again—versus the Saints. A look at what’s in store for San Francisco? Check out the gallery. 0 Pregame. (Robert Beck/SI) Follow me, coach. (Rod Mar/SI) All in. (Rod Mar/SI) Calm before the storm. (Rod Mar/SI) Last-minute adjustments. (Rod Mar/SI) Grand entrance. (Rod Mar/SI) This marked Lynch’s fifth postseason appearance with Seattle. (Robert Beck/SI) The O-line set the tone and created space. (Robert Beck/SI) Lynch had 131 yards in the now-legendary January 2011 playoff game against New Orleans. He would top that this time out. (Robert Beck/SI) Shedding tacklers like paper, Lynch carried 28 times for 140 yards. (Robert Beck/SI) The first TD went for 15 yards up the middle, Saints be damned. (Robert Beck/SI) Same play, ground-level view, same helpless defense. (Rod Mar/SI) Beast Mode meant burst mode when a hole opened up. (Robert Beck/SI) Downtime with fullback Michael Robinson. (Rod Mar/SI) Only twice has Lynch had more carries than his 28 against New Orleans. (Robert Beck/SI) And the 140 rushing yards were a Seattle playoff record. (Robert Beck/SI) “I don’t run to get tackled,” the usually taciturn Lynch told reporters after the game—and with that his $50,000 fine for stiff-arming the media was lifted. (Robert Beck/SI) Lynch put his money where his mouth was on the 31-yard TD that capped Seattle’s scoring. (Robert Beck/SI) Keenan Lewis was just another Saint left in Lynch’s wake. (Rod Mar/SI) A third showdown with San Francisco awaits. Lynch had 28 carries for 98 yards and two scores when the Niners last visited. (Rod Mar/SI) It may not have registered on the Richter scale, but the score had Seattle rocking. (Rod Mar/SI) Unleashed. (Rod Mar/SI) More from The MMQB Tue Jul. 15, 2014Seattle’s 12th Man Flag Tue Dec. 31, 2013The Playoff Report Tue Jan. 20, 2015For XLIX, Seattle Needs Beast Mode in Best Mode Fri Jan. 10, 2014Projecting the AFC and NFC Championship Games More from The MMQB Previous Article Yep, He Got the Foot Down Next Article Just How It Should Be TAGS: 2013 nfl playoffsMarshawn Lynchnew orleans saintsPhoto GallerySeattle Seahawks 12 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest mikerussellfoto 5pts Great collection of photos. FYI, there's a typo in the opening paragraph, "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT BECK & ROBERT MAR/SI". That should be Rod Mar. CSK 5pts Classic...Marshawn Lynch flashing gang signs...Stay Classy Seattle ColinKnapp 5pts Actually it did register on the richter scale. http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10282868/2013-nfl-playoffs-seattle-seahawks-fans-generated-earthquake-marshawn-lynch-td-run couloirmebad 5pts Picture 13, "Beast Mode means burst mode when there’s open field. (Robert Beck/SI)", is actually Robert Turbin. carjax1202 5pts @CSK Yep...anytime a black athlete flashes a sign it's "gang" related....you're an idiot. theMMQB moderator 5pts @couloirmebad good catch. fixed. CSK 5pts @carjax1202- Try again Skippy....its a well known Oakland gang sign...Perhaps you could provide an alternative meaning? Perhaps it means peace and love toward your fellow man?Seriously...who's the idiot here? EarlMartyPrice 5pts @carjax1202 @CSK Very common among kids here in Oakland. It just means Oakland basically. He does a lot for his hometown. Free football camps at his old high school with Josh Johnson of the Bengals, has given away over 500 turkeys and bags of food every Thanksgiving at the school, and has now involved some of the young Warrior basketball players like Draymond Green in this. The two kids buy uni's for the football team, and he is not to egotistical to do workouts with the junior varsity when he is in town. I am a Niner season ticket holder and love Marshawn Lynch and his family. They have been involved with the youth of our town for three generations. We need more gangs like this instead of the one on Wall St. that is the biggest gang in the country...way to go Marshawn...NIners forever though for me!!! appleinaz 5pts @CSK @carjax1202 Why wouldn't he be friendly - he's at the top of his game. MimicMindmusic 5pts @CSK@carjax1202You a fool. CSK 5pts @carjax1202 "not necessarily"- riiight. everytime I am in East Oaktown - its made quite clear with that sign what the meaning is...But whatever...I am sure he is just being friendly. carjax1202 5pts @CSK @carjax1202 It means "Eastside" and not necessarily affiliated with a gang. Many support their "hood" or hometown with the Westside, Eastside hand signs. Doesn't always mean its gang related skippy. Try again.