Seattle defeat Buffalo in Monday night thriller

The Seahawks now have a two-game lead in the NFC West

BY Daniel Kelly 07:36 Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7:36 8 Nov 2016

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, center, celebrates with tight end Jimmy Graham (88) and offensive guard Mark Glowinski. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle tight-end Jimmy Graham scored two touchdowns, and looked back to his best, as the Seahawks defeated Buffalo Bills 31-25 at home.

The Seahawks are now 4-0 at home for the season, and move to 5-2-1 for the season. Pete Carroll's side now lie in two-game lead over Arizona Cardinals at the top of the NFC West.

After trailing 7-0 and 14-7 in the first quarter, the Seahawks scored three unanswered touchdowns (including two from Graham) to lead 28-17 at half-time.

After the excitement of the second quarter, both teams failed to score in the third, before the Bills cut the gap to three points at the start of the final quarter through Mike Gillislee. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor scored a two-point conversation, but that was as close as Rex Ryan's team got.

The Bills loss, leaves the team at 4-5, having lost their last three games. A playoff spot looks unlikely with the team lying in third place in the AFC East.

Week Ten sees the Seahawks travel to New England in the pick of next Sunday's games, while Buffalo have a bye-week.

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