Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch came into Sunday's game listed as questionable because of a calf injury, but it was a hamstring injury that ended his day prematurely. Asked about that injury, however, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn't sound overly concerned about his Pro Bowl running back.
"We've checked it all out, and there was nothing to be alarmed by, so we'll just have to wait and see," Carroll said.
Lynch had just five carries in the game for 14 yards and one catch for 9 yards, having also missed Seattle's first two offensive series because he had a hard time getting loose.
"He had a hard time getting loose today," Carroll said. "We left him in (the locker room) to keep getting ready. He has a sequence he goes through to get ready to go, and it has happened before where he just can't get in rhythm and get right. He had a calf during the week, and his hamstring kind of bothered him a little bit here today, so he just couldn't get ready. He tried to get out there, did a little bit of running and all, but he couldn't answer it in the second half."
The Seahawks also finished the game without starting defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who suffered a groin injury in the first half. Carroll said the severity of that injury is not yet know: "Don't know that yet, but he did have an issue with it. We'll have to wait and see."
Tight end Luke Willson was inactive for Sunday's game because of a back spasms, though Carroll indicated that the Seahawks were taking a cautious approach with Willson.
"Luke had back spasms that came up late in the week," Carroll said. "He could have played. He did a great job—Luke is an amazing healer, but I thought it we could get out of this game, he'd be better for next week. He was really upset, he wanted to play so bad."
The only other injury Carroll mentioned was that backup fullback Will Tukuafu, who also played some at tight end with Willson out, rolled an ankle, but "should be OK."
The home opener of the Seahawks 40th season anniversary saw Seahawks Legends being honored, the 12s in full force, and the shutout of the Bears with the game ending at 26 – 0.