The Seattle Seahawks went into Sunday just one game back of the division lead in the NFC West. With a win over Buffalo today, they would find themselves with a chance to play for first place when they take on San Francisco next week.
Well, Seattle did its part this week.
In a game that was never really close after it started, the Seahawks (9-5) rolled to their second straight blowout win, pummeling the Buffalo Bills(5-9) 50-17 at the Rogers Center in Toronto.
Russell Wilson continued his stellar rookie season with 92 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just nine rushes. Oh, he also went 14/23 for 205 yards and a touchdown as well.
Marshawn Lynch, in his first game against the team that drafted him, ran for 114 yards on just 10 carries. He also added a touchdown in the rout.
Even the Seattle defense got into the scoring action when Earl Thomas returned an interception 57 yards to the endzone to give his team a 47-17 lead.
At one point in the first half Seattle was up 31-7, but the Bills scored 10 straight to make it 31-17 at halftime. Buffalo tried to make a comeback, but a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception on the opening drive of the third quarter ended any chance for a Bills comeback north of the border.
Overall, there weren’t many bright spots for the Bills in this game.
One was a spectacular one-handed catch by Stevie Johnson. If you haven’t seen it yet, go out of your way to watch it.
The other was the fact that C.J. Spiller went over 1000 yards rushing for the first time in his career. He reached the milestone on the second-fewest amount of carries in history.
The Seahawks now wait for the result of tonight’s game between New England and San Francisco. If the Patriots win, Seattle and the 49ers will face off next week with the NFC West on the line.
Buffalo has a contest in Miami next Sunday as yet another playoff-less and disappointing season hits the final stretch.