CHAWK LINES -- Lions at Seahawks

With Marshawn Lynch and Brandon Mebane out, “Monday Night Football” might be a preview of the 2016 Seahawks.

Nice look at Seattle’s new No. 2 running back — and No. 1 again this week — Thomas Rawls, by Bob Condotta.

The big storyline for #DETvsSEA, of course, is the return of Golden Tate to face his old team and the Legion of Boom. “We had our battles in practice for years,” Richard Sherman said. “It’ll be another fun battle.”

Even in Detroit, Tate has been creating controversy at the usual rate.

Cliff Avril will be playing his old team Monday, but he calls it “just another game.”

Avril is fifth in the league in QB pressures, per Gil Brandt of NFL Media.

Tyler Lockett was the NFC special teams player of the month — thanks to his two return touchdowns — and Jayson Jenks featured him.

Dave Boling correctly points out the Seahawks were in a worse spot last season and did just fine.

ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia broke down the difference in how Jimmy Graham is being used compared to how the Saints used him. Bottom line: He’s a full-time tight end in Seattle.

The Seahawks are still seeking their first interception of the season.

Per The Seattle Times, the Seahawks are preventing themselves from selling out tickets.

Tom Cable talked about the offensive line’s weekly improvement.

J.R. Sweezy said the unit took a big step forward vs. Chicago and is “different than any O-line in the league.”

If you think the Seahawks are the only team with O-line troubles, check out all of the teams that have lost their quarterbacks. In the first 48 games of the season, the NFL saw 38 starting quarterbacks — the second-highest total in 15 years, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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