RECORDS & AWARDS
NFL PREVIEW: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-5) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-8) IN TORONTO
December 12, 2012Richmond High School
SEAHAWKS: Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON has completed 49 of 73 (67.1 pct.) for 705 yards with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.2 rating in 3 games vs. AFC. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 125+ rating. In past 5, has 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 116.9 rating…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH faces former team for 1st time. Was drafted by Buf. in 1st round (No. 12) in 2007 & had 2 1,000-yard rush seasons (2007-08). Rushed for 128 yards & 3 TDs last week. Has 100+ rush yards in 5 of past 7. In past 7, has 717 yards (102.4 per game) & 7 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,207 rush yards, 339 more than 2nd place (RAY RICE). RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON has 8 career KR-TD, tied for most in NFL history...WR GOLDEN TATE has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 pass) in past 5. WR SIDNEY RICE has 6 TDs in past 8. In only game vs. Buf. (12/5/10 with Min.), had 5 catches for 105 yards & 2 TDs…Defense forced 8 turnovers (4 INTs, 4 FRs) last week. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 2 INTs last week, incl. 19-yard TD. LB BOBBY WAGNER had 2 INTs vs. Arz. Leads team with 108 tackles. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 15 sacks in past 20. DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFL rookies with 8 sacks…
BILLS: Defeated Wash. 23-0 in Toronto Series in 2011…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK tied JACK KEMP (77) last week for 3rd-most TD passes in Bills history. Fitzpatrick (2,718) needs 282 pass yards to reach 3,000 for 3rd season in row…RB C.J. SPILLER (944) needs 56 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 1st time in career. Averages NFL-best among RBs with 6.6 yards per carry…WR STEVE JOHNSON (776) aims to become 1st Bill with 1,000 rec. yards in 3 consecutive seasons…Since ’11, TE SCOTT CHANDLER is 2nd among AFC TEs with 12 TD catches. Has 6 TD receptions in 2012, tying his career high (2011). Had season-high 71 receiving yards last week....DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 6 sacks in past 4 games. Williams (10.5) became 1st Bill since 2009 to with 10+ sacks in season (AARON SCHOBEL, 10). Needs 4 sacks to surpass career-best of 14 in ’07…Rookie CB STEPHON GILMORE registered 1st INT of career last week. Gilmore has team-high 16 passes defensed in ’12…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 18.7 PR avg.