This was a crazy game. How crazy was it? So crazy that the flea flicker Seattle ran has been all but forgotten.
Seattle did a lot of three man rushes early in the game, even mixing in some 3-4 looks. This was to control Spiller and the screen game, and it worked pretty well. The 3-4 was something they used against Philadelphia last year when they were trying to get extra speed on the field in order to contain McCoy's speed. It's a fun wrinkle against those types of backs.
The Bills had a little spurt of offense at the end of the first half and looked like they might keep the game in reach. They did a lot of this by attacking the middle of the field, targeting the linebackers (Wagner and Wright) specifically. It's nothing we haven't seen before, they've played well over all but are still prone to rookie stretches. It's even less concerning considering some of the catches the Bills receivers came up with to keep those drives moving.
I'm going to miss watching Jones out there. He's so tall, long, lean, and smooth out there, he's a really enjoyable guy to fix on and watch for a few plays. Seattle likes to stand Jones up a lot, and in this game we saw Mebane do it as well on one play. I wonder if that's something we'll see them try more with Jones out.