In their second primetime matchup of the 2016 season, the Seattle Seahawks extended its winning streak on Monday night to 11 games, defeating the Buffalo Bills 31-25 in front of a record-setting crowd of 69,084 at CenturyLink Field.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was marvelous through the air, completing 20 of 26 passes for 282 yards with two touchdowns in addition to 11 yards on the ground. Wilson posted a 158.0 passer rating in the first half, which was the second highest for the first half of his career, and only second to a perfect 158.3 he recorded earlier this season against the New York Jets.
Both of Wilson's touchdowns went to tight end Jimmy Graham, who notched another monster performance on the season. Graham hauled in two glorious one-handed touchdowns against the Bills and posted eight grabs for 103 yards on the day. It marked the first time Graham caught two touchdowns in a game with the Seahawks and the 13th time in his career during the regular season. Graham recorded 94 of his yards in the first half, his fourth-highest total for it.
It wasn't the best day for the Seahawks defense, a unit that allowed the Bills to convert on third down and move down the field with ease through the game. The 25 points the Bills put up came against the second scoring defense in the league. Buffalo scored on its first three drives of the game, including a 17-play, 80-yard drive that was the longest by a Seahawks opponent all season.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 27 of 38 passes for 289 yards and ran for one touchdown. In the third quarter, though, he threw an interception in the end zone to cornerback Richard Sherman. The pick was Sherman's third of the season.
The Bills were given an opportunity to possibly win the game on their final drive, but Seattle's defense stopped Buffalo on downs and stalled a close late-game effort from Taylor.
With the victory, the Seahawks improve to 5-2-1 on the season, while the Bills drop under .500 at 4-5.
Look through photos of some 12s at CenturyLink Field during Week 9 vs Bills.