Seattle Seahawks (6-1)
vs. Buffalo Bills (6-2)

10 a.m. | Bills Stadium| Orchard Park, N.Y.

TV: FOX| Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: NFL Game Pass

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Bills 44, Seahawks 34

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Final: Bills 44, Seahawks 34

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DK grabs TD

Bills add to lead

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Wilson fumbles again

Russ drops a dime for long TD

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Josh Allen adds to Bills' lead

Wilson sacked twice and then picked off

Bills back up by two touchdowns

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Adam Jude's third-quarter observations

Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf (14) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills’ Tre’Davious White (27) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / The Associated Press)
Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf (14) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills’ Tre’Davious White (27) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / The Associated Press)

There's the offense

This is more like it for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense. Trailing 27-10 early in the third quarter, the Seahawks enter the fourth quarter down just 27-20.

Wilson, after a slow start, looked like himself the last two drives of the third quarter, and who would be surprised if he gets the Seahawks right back in this in the fourth quarter?

Metcalf magic?

Reminder: When it doubt, throw it to DK.

It’s the fourth quarter. There is doubt — much doubt. Reminder; Throw it to DK.

It's on the defense

Seattle’s defense is still a problem. But you knew that already. You have eyes. How will they finish?

—Adam Jude

End of third: Bills 27, Seahawks 20

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Seahawks cut Bills' lead to 7 points

Seahawks getting the ball back after stopping Bills

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DeeJay Dallas strolls in for TD

Bills settle for FG off Wilson fumble

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Wilson fumbles to open second half

Almost 7,000 customers without power during Seahawks game

Talk about bad timing. The Seahawks are trailing, yes, but many in Seattle aren't able to watch their team's comeback attempt right now.

Nearly 7,000 customers were without power after an outage struck Northeast Seattle around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Seattle City Light was investigating the cause of the power loss, according to its website.

Click here to read more about the power outage in Seattle.

—Mike Reicher

Bob Condotta's halftime observations

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) tackles Buffalo Bills receiver John Brown (15) during the first half Sunday in Orchard Park, New York. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / The Associated Press)
Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) tackles Buffalo Bills receiver John Brown (15) during the first half Sunday in Orchard Park, New York. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / The Associated Press)

Additions not helping Seattle defense so far

Boy, it’s hard to overstate how disappointing the Seattle defense was in the first half, especially considering how improved it played last week and how it was now adding three key pieces in safety Jamal Adams and ends Carlos Dunlap and Rasheem Green.

But the first half was a complete disaster, save for Seattle at least forcing the Bills to settle for a too-long field goal at the end of the first half.

Seattle has allowed 292 total yards, with Josh Allen completing 24 of 28 passes for 282 yards -- the most of any QB in the first half of any game this season -- and three touchdowns, though he appeared to miss an open Cole Beasley on the last offensive play of the second quarter.

Seattle has a lot to tighten up in the second half to not only pull off the comeback but also regain some of the momentum that the defense got in last week’s win against the 49ers.

Tight ends getting involved

Seattle’s tight ends had just two receptions on seven targets last week, leading to some discussion of how well the position was performing this season.

The group matched that total by the end of the first quarter Sunday and doubled it by halftime, with Jacob Hollister with three catches for 36 yards.

Seattle has no receptions from receivers David Moore or Freddie Swain, though.

Jason Myers quietly having good year

Oddly, for a team that has been scoring so much, kicker Jason Myers hasn’t seemed to have to do much this season.

But he made his 17th straight kick dating to last season with a 45-yarder late in the second quarter, a big kick to give Seattle any points on a day when the Seahawks may need 40 or so to win this.

—Bob Condotta
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Halftime: Bills 24, Seahawks 10

Seahawks cut into Bills' lead with FG

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Bills drive for another score

Russell Wilson rushes for TD

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Bills tack on FG

Adam Jude's first-quarter observations

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson leaves the tunnel to the field before Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. (John Munson / The Associated Press)
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson leaves the tunnel to the field before Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. (John Munson / The Associated Press)

To blitz or not to blitz?

The Bills have little interest in running the ball so far, and why would they against the NFL’s worst passing defense? Josh Allen is picking apart the Seahawks’ soft zone coverage in a perfect start for Buffalo with its 14-0 lead. He looks like the MVP QB so far.

The Seahawks are wary of blitzing Allen, who at 6 feet 5 inches is as difficult as any QB to bring down. But, on the flip side, when the Seahawks drop into zone coverage, they are unable to cover. So, yeah, nothing is working right now for Seattle’s defense.

Brutal start

It’s been a bad start for the Seattle offense. Russell Wilson was intercepted in the end zone on fourth-and-1 late in the first quarter. Worse yet, it appears rookie running back DeeJay Dallas might be injured. No immediate word on the nature of the injury, but that’s bad news for a Seattle offense already without running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.

Plenty of ballgame left

Can we fast-forward to the fourth quarter, already? We all know the Seahawks will find some way to make it interesting by then (uh, right?).

—Adam Jude

End of first: Bills 14, Seahawks 0

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Wilson throws end-zone INT on fourth down

Bills add to lead

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Seahawks go three-and-out

Bills open scoring quickly

Colby Parkinson a healthy scratch among Seahawks inactives

There were no surprises to Seattle’s inactive list Sunday because six of the seven had already been declared out due to injury -- running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring), cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Ugo Amadi (each hamstring), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle) and guard Mike Iupati (back).

To get to the needed 48 on game day, Seattle also had tight end Colby Parkinson on the inactive list as the only healthy scratch.

That assures Jamal Adams will return to play for the first time since Sept. 27 and also that end Carlos Dunlap will make his Seahawks debut.

And as would be expected, both of the players the team elevated from the practice squad Saturday -- running back Alex Collins and cornerback Jayson Stanley -- are active.

—Bob Condotta

Pete Carroll signs contract extension, per report

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll amps up his players before their game against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 20, 2020. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll amps up his players before their game against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 20, 2020. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Pete Carroll, already the longest-tenured and winningest coach in Seahawks history, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, as a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter said Carroll agreed recently to a multi-year contract extension.

Click here to read more from Bob Condotta.

—Bob Condotta

After catching some breaks, Seahawks’ chances to earn the NFC’s top seed have never looked better

A week ago, the Seahawks were coming off their first loss of the season and entering a weekend fraught with potential peril. A home loss to the 49ers could have dropped the Seahawks into third place in the NFC West, and could have set up a scenario in which every division team was within a game of each other.

Instead, proving again how much things can change each week in the NFL, the Seahawks enter Sunday’s game at Buffalo in the most advantageous position they could have hoped for seven days ago.

Read more here.

—Bob Condotta

Seahawks activate Rasheem Green, elevate Alex Collins and Jayson Stanley from practice squad

The Seahawks filled out their roster for Sunday’s game against Buffalo with three expected additions, activating defensive end Rasheem Green off Injured Reserve and elevating running back Alex Collins and cornerback Jayson Stanley from the practice squad.

Read more here.

—Bob Condotta

Seahawks’ Chris Carson, five others declared out vs. Bills

Running back Chris Carson is one of six players the team declared out, all of whom are starters or key backups. The others are running back Carlos Hyde (hamstring), cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Ugo Amadi (each hamstrings), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle) and left guard Mike Iupati (back).

But every other player on the 53-man roster is considered good to go, which includes strong safety Jamal Adams, out since Sept. 27 because of a strained groin, and receiver David Moore, who missed practice Thursday because of ankle and back injuries.

Read more here.

—Bob Condotta

What to watch for when the Seahawks play the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 — plus Bob Condotta’s prediction

Seattle has played the Bills in Buffalo just three times, the fewest road games against any team that was in the NFL when Seattle joined in 1976.

In fact, the Seahawks have played the Bills in Buffalo just once since 2001, a 34-10 loss to open the 2008 season — Seattle beat Buffalo 50-17 in 2012 in a game played in Toronto as a Bills home game).

As such, Buffalo is the last NFL city Russell Wilson has not played in, of teams that haven’t moved, since he entered the league in 2012 (he hasn’t played in Las Vegas).

Let’s take a look at the keys to Sunday’s game.

—Bob Condotta