Marshawn Lynch had lost four fumbles in his NFL career before Sunday's game. He lost two in the third quarter alone and didn't return to the game after the second one. Leon Washington replaced Lynch on the next series, and Justin Forsett finished out the game.
"I didn't want Marshawn to go back out there," Carroll said. "The game, I didn't think he could be the factor in it, and I didn't want to put him in the situation where the ball might get out again. I love him and he's a great football player for us, and those are mistakes that happen some times. He's got to find his way to not let it happen, and he knows that."