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If there was a bright spot for the Seahawks on Sunday it was the resurgence of a running game that’s been absent for most of the past two seasons.

Marshawn Lynch had his first 100-yard game in the regular season since coming over from Buffalo in a trade last year with 135 yards rushing on 23 carries. He was the first Seahawks back to top 100 yards in a regular-season game since Justin Forsett in late November 2009 when he ran for 130 yards against St. Louis.

Seattle’s 162 yards rushing as a team were the most since Carroll arrived _ with the exception of last season’s NFC wild card game against New Orleans.

“We made a conscious effort to do something, they saw it happen and they saw the results of it,” Carroll said. “So we’re hoping to build on that.”


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