Seahawks Victorious In Late Thriller Against The Bills

It was a match marred with controversy, excitement, amazing plays and overall an excellent game.

Seattle are now 5-2-1 on the season as they defeated the Buffalo Bills 31-25 in a thriller at CenturyLink Field. Both teams started off brilliantly, the Bills scored the first points of the game with 1 play. Special teams played their part as they blocked a John Ryan punt which gave the Bills 1st & Goal on the 3 yard line. Tyrod Taylor calmly ran for a 3 yard TD to give the Bills a 7-0 lead.

Seattle responded straight away. We finally saw a fresh and healthy Russell Wilson when he threw a 45 yard pass to Doug Baldwin before running in for a 3 yard TD, his first rushing TD since 2014. We also saw a lot of scrambling from Wilson, something he hasn’t been able to do since his week 2 ankle injury.

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Buffalo’s second drive of the night ended with a TD, in fact, their first 3 drives ended with them scoring points with their 3rd drive ending in a FG. Having ended the first quarter 14-7, Seattle immediately levelled the score after a huge Pass Interference penalty called on Buffalo. A 3 yard TD for Christine Michaels put Seattle 14-14.

The second quarter saw Seattle score 21 points but the biggest talking point of the half was at the end when Buffalo should’ve had a roughing the passer penalty awarded to them against Richard Sherman. It was a bizarre series of events as kicker Dan Carpenter had to leave the field for a play due to receiving treatment on the field. Sherman was called for offside as he attempted to block the field goal, instead he ran straight into Carpenter and avoided a huge penalty that would’ve given Buffalo 3 points. Carpenter ended up missing from 52 yards.

A big talking point for Seattle was the resurrection of Jimmy Graham. Graham had 2 outstanding 1 handed catches which led to TD’s and had over 100 receiving yards. The connection between Wilson and Graham continues to grow and it’s becoming very deadly.

Image from Seahawks Twitter Account: Jimmy Graham with a 1 hand catch


After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the games next points came in the 4th quarter and it was a nail biter. LeSean McCoy was effective in the running game for Buffalo and made various crucial plays. Buffalo scored a TD and also scored the 2 point conversion thus leaving it to a one possession game after Seattle had scored a FG making the score 31-25.

It all came to the last play of the game, on an important 3rd & goal, Tyrod Taylor was sacked by Cliff Avril, his 8th of the season. Taylor’s 4th & goal pass was incomplete in the end zone and that resulted in Seattle winning a very close game.

Buffalo will feel cheated out of this game after a series of blunders from the officials but ultimately it was Seattle who prevailed.

Russell Wilson ended the game with 282 passing yards and 2 TD’s. Seattle however must improve their running game as they were completely stopped today and they face a huge test next Sunday when they go to Boston and face the New England Patriots, their first match up since Super Bowl 49.


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