|Seahawks lead Saints 17-0 after 1st quarter|
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|Monday, 02 December 2013 15:33|
Seattle can wrap up a playoff berth with a victory over the Saints, and the matchup between the top two teams in the NFC was anything but competitive in the quarter.
After Seattle forced a three-and-out on the Saints' opening possession, Wilson hit fullback Michael Robinson for 21 yards, ran for 10 more and completed a pass to Golden Tate for 12 yards. New Orleans managed to hold inside the red zone, and the Seahawks settled for Steven Hauschka's 26-yard field goal.
Cliff Avril sacked Brees on the second play of the Saints' ensuing possession and knocked the ball from his grasp. Bennett caught the ball and raced into the end zone.
After another three-and-out, the Saints left tight end Zach Miller uncovered as Wilson connected for a 60-yard gain to the 4. Three plays later, Wilson and Miller hooked up again on the 2-yard scoring pass.
Playing without two of its top three cornerbacks, the Seattle defense had no problems keeping the high-powered Saints in check. The Saints managed only 30 yards of total offense on 12 plays in the quarter.
Wilson completed 6 of 8 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.
Brees was 6 of 8 for 31 yards.