For the first time since 1993, the Buffalo Bills are 7-2. Josh Allen records over 400 yards and is sacked more times than he is incomplete against a tame Seattle defence.
The Bills defence however never let Russel Wilson have time as they knocked him down a season-high 16 times. 16 time is a league-high this season also. Truly symbolising how great the Bills defence was today.
The Bills started hot after Isiah McKenzie catches a 25-yard touchdown following Josh Allen going three for three on the opening drive. But it was the kick-off return by Andre Roberts of 60 yards that gave Allen and his offence great field position. Then pushing straight man to man coverage, the Bills defence who welcomed back the two pro bowl level safeties in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde forced the three and out from Seattle.
With the Bills getting the ball back Allen and his seven used receivers marched down the field with 9 plays 71 yards, Allen launched it to tight end Tyler Kroft who increased the score to 14-0.
Wilson had to try and get this back quickly, so he scrambled together a 10 play 70-yard drive to get down to the red zone. Seahawks have 88 per cent completion in the red zone so far this season. But not today as Russell and company go for it on the fourth and one. It is completed to Bills safety Jordan Poyer for the interception.
Seahawks 0-14 Bills
The second quarter does not start as hot as the first with the Bills slowing down and settling for a field goal after Allen was sacked by K.J. Wright for his first sack this season. The field goal is good, and the Bills extend their lead to a three-score game.
It took 20 minutes, but Wilson and Dk Metcalf woke up following a 22 yard lofted ball to Metcalf which couldn't get down with it due to pass interference. The big play of the drive was to Metcalf again with a 'Skyscraper' ball thrown by Wilson goes 44 yards. A few plays are tried, but at fourth and goal Wilson succeeds in a quarterback sneak (the first of his career) to secure Seattle's first points of the afternoon.
The Bills watched the tape and realised they could throw on this Seahawks team with three straight plays over 10 yards to get into the red zone and Allen keeps his cool and bombs it to Gabriel Davies for the wide receivers first touchdown of his NFL career.
Before the half Wilson and company march down the field to try and get some more points before the half, Seattle must settle for a field goal which is cumulative of the Seahawks first half, just not converting. The Bills use the remaining time left on the clock for a 61-yard field goal attempt that is no good.
Half time Seahawks 10-24 Bills
A quick ten-minute break means a change in pace with most teams. Not the Bills, within 15 seconds the Bills recover the ball with Jerry Hughes stripping Russel Wilson. Bills recovered the ball, with that recovery Allen bombs it down to Gabriel Davies who has his second big catch of the day. He is knocked out at the one-yard line, the Bills settle for three, as Allen's offence stuttered.
Wilson determined to get back into the game works an 11 play 75-yard drive with Wilson dumping it off to his left tackle DeeJay Dallas for the touchdown. A ten-point game.
With a quick three and out and the Bills first punt of the day, Seahawks can only manage 3 points, but Seattle has racked up 127 yards in the third compared to just 25 of the Bills.
Seahawks 20-27 Bills
Following the progress, at the end of the third quarter, it is a monster play by John Brown who breaks loose for a 33 yard pick up to go to the one-yard line to set up a Zak Moss power push in for the touchdown. Moss's second touchdown of the season. Allen has over 400 yards passing he is the sixth quarterback this season to rack up that number against the Seahawks.
Wilson is backed up against it in a third, and forever he lobs it up looking for DK Metcalf and found Tre'Davious White for the Bill third takeaway today. Allen got his blocks and ran the ball in for himself. Allen's fifth rushing touchdown of the season.
On the very next play, Wilson throws it up 55 yards to David Moore for a touchdown, 8.50 to play Wilsons first touchdown of the game. 14 point game nine minutes left.
Allen's job for the rest of this game was to wind down the clock and put pressure on Wilson to cook up a comeback. However, Seattle had different plans and forced a three and out to give Russel Wilson the ball down 14 seven minutes left. The Bills Defence has one final twist left in their minds. With a sack-fumble hit by A.J. Klien for the fourth take away by the Bills defence, Wilsons first game since 2016 with four turnovers.
Allen and Company have scored points off every Wilson turnover today with Tyler Bass kicking his third field goal to make it a 17 point game.
Wilson will not give up as Travis Homer is set loose down the sidelines for a 50 yard gain to put the Seahawks in the red zone. Two plays later Wilson is throwing to Metcalf for a five-yard touchdown the definition of a garbage-time touchdown.
Final Score Seattle Seahawks 34- 44 Buffalo Bills
Buffalo travel to the desert to face the Cardinals. Another big test for the Bills who have proven they can sit at the adult table.
Seattle will head out east to LA to face the Rams, who have had an up and down season, but with a big pass rush head coach, Pete Caroll will have to keep Wilson safe to prevent another 16 knockdowns.