TORONTO — For a second straight week, the Seattle Seahawks made quick work of their opponent, this one a 50-17 manhandling of the Buffalo Bills in the team’s first game played in Toronto.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for another one in the first half, a 4-yard toss to tight end Zach Miller, becoming the first player to do that in NFL history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Wilson finished 14 of 22 for 204 yards, and also rushed nine times for 92 yards.
In his first game against his former team, Marshawn Lynched topped 100 yards for the eighth time this season, finishing with 113 yards on 10 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown run.
With the win, the Seahawks improved to 9-5 on the season, assuring Pete Carroll of his first winning season in three years as Seattle’s head coach.
The Seahawks also put together the team’s first, three-game winning streak since December 2011. Seattle also scored at least 50 points in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history.
The Seahawks are currently the No. 5 seed in the NFC. Washington (8-6) is the NFC East division leader by virtue of that team’s win over Cleveland. Chicago (8-6), Dallas (8-6) and N.Y. Giants (8-6) remain in the hunt for a wild card spot.