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. 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.

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