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Seahawks bulldozed by Bills in humiliating 44-34 defeat

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports


Even though the Seattle Seahawks (6-2) scored 34 points against the Buffalo Bills (7-2), Russell Wilson threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one, but he also committed four turnovers that all led to points for the Bills. He was sacked five times and knocked down 16 times, the most knockdowns of any QB this season. It was the defense that took center stage for an extremely awful performance, getting cooked for 400+ yards and four total touchdowns by Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen. And that was with seven sacks! The final score was 44-34 but it wasn’t really that close.

Seattle now has to hope for a loss by the Arizona Cardinals against the Miami Dolphins or else they will lose the NFC West lead.

1st Half

Buffalo had the easiest touchdown drive of the year. A big kick return by Andre Roberts put the Bills at the Seattle 45. Josh Allen completed three passes, including a deep ball to Isaiah McKenzie on a coverage bust to open the scoring. 7-0 Bills.

After a Seahawks three-and-out, Josh Allen sliced up the Seahawks defense some more and found Tyler Kroft on a 1st and goal touchdown. 14-0 Bills.

Seattle drove 70 yards down to the Bills 5-yard line, but when Travis Homer got stuffed on 3rd and 1, they went for it on 4th and 1. The play went south and Wilson got picked off by Jordan Poyer in the end zone. Buffalo turned that into a field goal, as the Seahawks defense were able to get two sacks of Josh Allen. 17-0 Bills.

After a pretty terrible kick return by Freddie Swain backed Seattle up at the 15, Russell Wilson took eight plays to get them into the end zone. Unlike the previous drive, which saw a failed 3rd and 1 turn into a failed 4th and 1, the failed 3rd and goal at the 1 by Deejay Dallas was followed up by a one-yard touchdown by Russell Wilson on a sneak (!). 17-7 Bills.

Oh you thought the Seahawks defense would do something? They just escorted Josh Allen and company into the end zone. Five plays, all first downs, and a touchdown from Allen to a wide open Gabriel Davis. 24-7 Bills.

Wilson got the Seahawks into field goal range, only for the drive to stall after two targets to Freddie Swain ended in incomplete passes. One of them would’ve been for a touchdown. 24-10 Bills. Buffalo’s one-minute offense got to the outer edge of field goal range and Tyler Bass missed from 60.

2nd Half

Russell Wilson got strip-sacked on the first possession of the half by Jerry Hughes. Buffalo recovered and then found themselves in 2nd and 27 after a Carlos Dunlap sack and an offensive pass interference. No worries, as Gabriel Davis got wide open down to the 2. Thankfully the Bills didn’t score a touchdown even though that play to Davis should’ve been ruled as one. Sean McDermott did not challenge. 27-10 Bills.

Back came the Seahawks with a four-yard touchdown run by Deejay Dallas on an 11-play, 75-yard drive that featured a pair of third down conversions by Wilson to David Moore and Jacob Hollister respectively. 27-17 Bills.

After a three-and-out by this defense (with a Jamal Adams sack), Seattle was back in business on offense and benefited from a sketchy roughing the passer against Buffalo. A big catch-and-run by Will Dissly also helped the Seahawks get into FG range. Wilson nearly found Tyler Lockett on a miracle touchdown but they had to settle for 3. 27-20 Bills.

Seattle’s defense had every opportunity to get off the field. Jamal Adams committed a 3rd down holding penalty on what would’ve been the eighth sack of the game by the Seahawks D. Then on 3rd and 16 an all-out blitz was countered with a screen pass to John Brown all the way to the 2. Quinton Dunbar interfered with Stefon Diggs on a fade and then Zack Moss scored from a yard out. 34-20 Bills with 11:27 left.

Wilson threw a 3rd and 25 pick to Tre’Davious White and Josh Allen ran one in from the 3-yard line on the next play. 41-20 Bills with 9:38 left.

Haha. David Moore wide open. How nice of the Seahawks offense to stop turning it over. 41-27 Bills with 8:50 to go.

A three-and-out by the defense led to a punt by Buffalo, opting not to go for it on 4th and 1 near midfield with over seven minutes to go. Good call as Wilson got sacked and fumbled again for a turnover. ‘Twas that kind of day. 44-27 Bills.

Garbage time touchdown for DK Metcalf to end the scoring. 44-34 Bills FINAL.

Seahawks injury report

DT Jarran Reed walked off the field with a left knee injury.

S Jamal Adams seemingly re-aggravated his groin injury.

CB Quinton Dunbar left in the 4th quarter and was replaced by Linden Stephens.

Next week’s opponent

The Seahawks stay on the road for a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams (5-3), who had a bye this week. Kickoff is 1:25 PM PT on FOX on November 15th.