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Quarter notes: Second

Marshawn Lynch

In a nutshell: Seahawks 31, Bills 17. Steven Hauschka pushed the Seahawks’ lead to 17-7 with a 19-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 65-yard drive that began on the final play of the first quarter. After another three-and-out for the Bills, Wilson passed 4 yards to Zach Miller for a TD that made it 24-7. The big – and we mean big – play in the three-play, 58-yard drive was a 54-yard run by Marshawn Lynch. Another three-and-out, and another TD run by Wilson – his third of the game – made it 31-7 with 5:31 left in the half. The big play in this five-play, 52-yard drive was Wilson’s 41-yard pass to Sidney Rice. But the Bills scored the last 10 points on a 20-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson and Rian Lindell’s 41-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Players of the quarter: Wilson and Lynch. Or Lynch and Wilson. These guys had their mojo working, and then some. Wilson scored, again. Lynch had the 54-yard run to set up another score. They also combined on a play to setup yet another score, which leads us to …

Play of the quarter: The Seahawks produced several “chunk” plays (see above), but on a first-and-10 from their 46-yard line, Wilson pitched the ball to Lynch, who lateraled the ball back to Wilson, who then threw a 44-yard completion to Golden Tate to the Bills’ 10 to setup Hauschka’s field goal. For those scoring at home, that’s 3 to 24 to 3 to 81 for 44.

Number of the quarter: 3. Wilson (No. 3) had three rushing TDs in the first half. He’s the third QB in the past decade to do that – joining Cam Newton and Daunte Culpepper.


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