Wilson stars, as Seattle steps closer to playoff homefield advantage
SEATTLE 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.
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.