It took the Seahawks a little while to get rolling in Baltimore Sunday afternoon, but once they got up to speed there was no stopping Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense. Wilson finished with five touchdown passes for the second time in three weeks, connecting on three scores with Doug Baldwin and another two to Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks won running away, 35-6.
Wilson finished 23 of 32 for 292 yards and 5 touchdowns to no picks, becoming the first player since the merger with a passer rating of 138.5 in four straight games. He is absolutely, completely dialed in right now.
The defense bent but didn't break vs. third string quarterback Jimmy Clausen -- the second time they've faced Clausen this season, the first being in Week 3 against the Bears -- and save for a few injuries, it was an all around great day for Seattle.
Thomas Rawls left early on with an ankle injury, Kam Chancellor a little later with a tailbone injury, and DeShawn Shead not much after with an ankle injury. Marcus Burley left briefly, as did Michael Bennett. After the game, Seattle's worst fears were realized as Pete Carroll revealed that the running back has a broken ankle and will miss the rest of the season. Huge hit for a hot team.
With the win, the Seahawks move to 8-5 and will face the Browns at home next week.
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