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Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch scores first touchdown of the season

SEATTLE -- Running back Marshawn Lynch returned to action Sunday after a two-game absence and scored his first touchdown of the season in the second quarter.

With the Seattle Seahawks' offense facing a first-and-goal from the Panthers' 4-yard line, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called Lynch's number twice in a row. He got in the end zone from 1 yard out to give the Seahawks a 10-7 lead.

Lynch gained 16 yards on his first seven carries, but there's no doubt that he's the Seahawks' primary back. Other than Russell Wilson and Lynch, no other Seattle player carried the ball through the team's first four possessions.

Lynch injured his hamstring in Week 2 and sat out consecutive games for the first time since joining the Seahawks in 2010.