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Quarter notes: First

Russell Wilson

In a nutshell: Seahawks 14, Bills 7. The Seahawks got the ball first as the Bill deferred after winning the coin toss and QB Russell Wilson capped a 10-play, 76-yard drive with a 14-yard TD run off a zone-read. Wilson was 4 of 4 on the drive for 53 yards, including a 17-yarder to Sidney Rice on third-and-17 and an 8-yarder to Zach Miller on third-and-7. After the defense forced a three-and-out, Wilson scored on a 25-yard run to cap a 5-play, 58-yard drive. Wilson ran for twice for 42 yards. The Bills took the ensuing kickoff and drove 72 yards in eight plays to a 14-yard TD run by C.J. Spiller. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 4 of 4 for 45 yards.

Player of the quarter: Wilson. Duh. On his second TD run, he broke the franchise single-season record for rushing yards by a QB that was set in 1993 by Rick Mirer (343). Wilson also hit each of his first five passes.

Play of the quarter: Wilson’s second TD run, since it was the longest, came as he saw the huge opening on the left side and exploited it.

Number of the quarter: 24. Let’s not forget about Marshawn Lynch. The Beast Mode back carried four times for 21 yards and caught a 14-yard pass against his former team.


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