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Seahawks dominate Saints 34-7

Wilson stars, as Seattle steps closer to playoff homefield advantage


by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Quarterback Russell Wilson was Seattle's top rusher Monday night, gaining 47 yards on eight carries as the Seahawks beat New Orleans 34-7SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks put themselves firmly in the NFL driver's seat Monday night, ripping the New Orleans Saints 34-7 at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes as the Hawks (11-1) took a two-game lead, in the battle for playoff homefield advantage, over New Orleans and Carolina (both 9-3 and tied for first in the NFC South).

The Seahawks, who also own tiebreakers over the Saints and Panthers, became the first NFL team to clinch a postseason spot.

by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Tight end Zach Miller hauls in a 60-yard pass from Russell Wilson to the New Orleans 4-yard line, setting up a touchdown for a 17-0 first-quarter lead.Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes for 310 yards.

Seattle led 17-0 after one quarter and 27-7 at halftime.

The first of four remaining regular-season games for Seattle is 1:25 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco.

The Seahawks then play Dec. 15 at the New York Giants and finish with home games Dec. 22 versus Arizona and Dec. 29 against St. Louis.by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Zach Miller catches a 2-yard touchdown pass in between Saints defenders at CenturyLink Field.

  • by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle defensive backs Kam Chancellor (left) and Byron Maxwell break up a pass intended for New Orleans' Robert Meacham.