Dec. 16, 2012; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off the biggest win, in terms of points scored and deficit, in franchise history, and have the NFC West Division crown in their line of sight.
The team entered today needing a win over Buffalo and a San Francisco loss tonight against New England in order for next week’s game against the 49’ers be for first place in the divison.
So far, the Seahawks are doing their job.
Backed by two Russell Wilson touchdown runs of 14 and 25 yards, respectively, Seattle has jumped out to a 14-7 lead after one quarter over the Bills in Toronto. Wilson has 59 yards on four carries so far today.
The Seahawks have converted all three of their third down attempts on their first two drives which is a crucial key to a Seattle victory. The Bills entered today ranking 30th in the NFL on third down defense.
Buffalo went three-and-out on its opening drive, but was able to drive 72 yards on eight plays to cut the Seattle lead in half on a 14-yard run by C.J. Spiller who has 32 yards on five carries thus far.
The biggest question is if Seattle will be able to keep their offensive perfection going for the rest of the day or will the Bills be able to play spoilers and damage Seattle’s playoff hopes a bit.