That was the playoff game two seasons ago when Lynch rushed for 132 yards on 20 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown run, in the 24-14 victory.
After his next rushing touchdown, Lynch will be all alone in the No. 3 spot on the team’s all-time list for touchdowns. He is tied with former running back Chris Warren with 44 scores on the ground.
Lynch needs 11 more rushing touchdowns to catch Curt Warner, who had 55 as a Seahawks running back. But it’s a long way to No. 1. Shaun Alexander tops the list with 100 rushing touchdowns in his eight seasons with the Seahawks.
Since the start of the 2011 season, no one in the NFL has scored more touchdowns than Lynch. He has 44 touchdowns overall -- 38 rushing and six receiving -- over that span. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham is second with 39 touchdowns, all receiving.
Lynch also leads the league in 100-yard rushing games since 2011 with 20. And he’s the only player in the NFL to rush for at least 1,000 yards and score at least 10 rushing touchdowns in each of the previous three seasons.
Lynch has rushed for 234 yards in the first three games this season, which puts him on pace for his fourth consecutive 1,200-yard season.
“I recognized when he got here [after an eight-day holdout] that he was in fantastic shape,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said about Lynch. “He just looked quicker than ever to me and hasn’t really had a day when he wasn’t really on it.
“So his consistency has been there, which is really a tribute to his workouts that he did and carried out. He’s very lean. His body weight (215 pounds) is not changing much. His work ethic has been great. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and he’s run a ton so far. He’s off to a great start.”