Wilson, Seahawks roll past Jaguars to improve to 3-0


Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) carries the ball while being chased by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen

Russell Wilson threw for over 200 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to their 10th consecutive win at CenturyLink Field in a 45-17 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The Seahawks, who were 19.5-point favorites coming into the game, raced to a 24-0 lead at halftime and, at one point in the third quarter, led 31-0.

The first two scores of the game were touchdown connections from Wilson to Zach Miller — one in the first quarter and one in the second. They would end up being Miller’s only catches of the day.

On the Seahawks next possession, Steven Hauschka kicked a 21-yard field goal to give Seattle a 17-0 lead. The Seahawks scored again with 14 seconds left in the half, an 11-yard pass from Wilson to Sidney Rice, his first touchdown grab of the season.

In the third quarter, Rice caught his second touchdown, giving the Seahawks a 31-0 lead. Rice finished the game with 5 catches for 79 yards.

The Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew put Jacksonville on the board later in the quarter, rushing for his only touchdown of the game after the Jaguars intercepted a pass from Wilson deep in Seattle territory. Jones-Drew finished with just 43 yards, averaging 2.3 yards per run on 19 attempts.

Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Stephen Williams (83) and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) celebrates after Rice scored a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Tarvaris Jackson replaced Wilson late in the third quarter and was effective. He went 7 of 8 for 129 yards and a touchdown after throwing a 35-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 1:36 left in the quarter to give the Seahawks a 38-7 lead.

The Jaguars countered that drive with a 65-yard drive of their own, concluding with a 33-yard field goal from Josh Scobee. In the fourth, the Jaguars made it a 38-17 game following a Jordan Todman 3-yard touchdown run.

Jackson put the icing on the cake minutes later, rushing for a 5-yard touchdown that would prove to be the last score of the game, giving the Seahawks a 45-17 win at home.

A bright spot for Jacksonville was Cecil Shorts, who caught 8 passes for 143 yards. The Jaguars, however, only rushed for 51 total yards and turned the ball over four times.

Marshawn Lynch rushed 17 times for 69 yards while Golden Tate led Seattle receivers with 5 catches for 88 yards.

The Seahawks improved to 3-0 on the year and were the only team in their division to win on Sunday. The other teams in the NFC West –the Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers — are now 1-2 this season.

Seattle will travel to Houston (2-1) next week to take on the Texans, who lost to the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday, 30-9.