The report on Marshawn Lynch doesn't sound good. In his Wednesday press briefing, Dick Jauron said Lynch's injury was more serious than your garden-variety sprained ankle -- the typical basketball-related sprain. He said it might be more than a one-week injury and he wasn't optimistic about Lynch's chances of playing against the Pats. I think they should be conservative and not rush him back. Let's face it, they're huge underdogs and don't need to win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. They'd be better off resting him and having him healthy for Jacksonville and Washington.
That said, it'll be a big blow if Lynch can't play. Dwayne Wright has talent, but he's no Lynch and he's a rookie. He's not ready to take on the New England front seven. And Anthony Thomas is pretty much finished as an effective runner. Without a viable running game, it's hard to see J.P. Losman having a good game. Of course, it's hard to imagine him having a good game against the Pats under any circumstances.