Marshawn Lynch still leading NFL running backs in yards over last 12 games

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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch continues to be the NFL’s leading rusher since Week 9 of last season.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been the most productive running back in the NFL -- statistically speaking -- since Week 9 of last season, according to a report on the team's official website.

Lynch leads all NFL running backs in rushing over the past 12 weeks with 1,246 yards. Lynch has carried the ball 283 times, good for a 4.4 yards-per-carry average, and scored 10 touchdowns over that span.

Three running backs are close to Lynch but have yet to surpass him. Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars has run for 1,180 yards, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has rushed for 1,143 yards and Reggie Bush, who played for the New Orleans Saints last season but is with the Miami Dolphins this year, has picked up 1,053 yards on the ground.

Bush, who has 191 attempts, has the best yards-per-carry average of the group, picking up 5.5 yards per touch.

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