Seahawks versus Bills: 3 bold predictions for week 9
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks will have a 2 score lead heading into the 4th quarter, but…
Seattle’s defense has not been great in the fourth quarter. In most games, Seattle has led into the fourth quarter and simply needed to hold on and most of the time they barely have. Buffalo’s offense, on the other hand, gets better in the second half.
Seattle has allowed 22 touchdowns this season. 11 of those, so literally half, have come in the fourth quarters of games. In three of Seattle’s seven games, the opposing team has scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo has scored 23 touchdowns this year. 8 of these have come in the fourth quarter, which means 35 percent of the Bills touchdowns have come in the last quarter of the game. What this probably means is another close Seahawks game for 12s.
Heading into the fourth quarter, Seattle will lead 24-15 with the defense seemingly playing well. Then chaos ensues. The Bills will score early in the fourth to make it 24-22. Then Jason Myers will kick a field goal for Seattle to make it 27-22. Then the Bills score a touchdown on their next possession but miss the 2-point conversion. The score will be 28-27 with a bit over 2 minutes left in the game.
Russell Wilson then leads his team down the field and inside the ten-yard line. With 16 seconds left, Wilson finds Greg Olsen in the end zone for a touchdown and Seattle wins 34-28.