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Seahawks break it wide open in third quarter

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bruce Irvin AP

Earlier this week, Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said that it was the right time for the team to trade up to get a quarterback.

Nix likely meant that he’d be doing it in April before or during the draft, but watching Ryan Fitzpatrick might make him try to find a way to do it sooner. Fitzpatrick has opened the second half by throwing an interception, losing a fumble while getting sacked and having another interception returned for a touchdown by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The score has ballooned from 31-17 to 47-17 halfway through the third, making it safe to chalk this one up in the win column for the Seahawks.

Fitzpatrick isn’t getting much help from the offensive line or receivers not named Stevie Johnson, but the pick by Thomas came on the kind of inexcusable throw under pressure that gets quarterbacks benched. Fitzpatrick didn’t see where he was throwing and left the ball in the air for Thomas to take without much trouble. It’s something we’ve seen too often from Fitzpatrick before Sunday, which was reason enough for Nix to be thinking about moving in another direction.

We’ll see how the Bills close things out, but we’re inclined to agree with Tim Graham of the Buffalo News who observed on Twitter that this is the kind of game that can get a coach fired.

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18 Responses to “Seahawks break it wide open in third quarter”
  1. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 16, 2012 6:33 PM

    Russell Wilson. NFL Draft: 2012 – Round: 3 – Pick: 75. Trading up isn’t always the answer. Nix is not a capable GM. Do not let this clown be involved in anymore personel decisions.

  2. catquick says: Dec 16, 2012 6:46 PM

    He should be fired if for no other reason that down 30 pts he doesn’t pull his starting QB to keep him healthy and see what another guy vacancy do. Very, very stupid coaching. I hope he gets fired on the bus ride home.

  3. flash1283 says: Dec 16, 2012 6:48 PM

    Fake punt up 30 in the 4th!

    Defend that Seattle fans!

  4. catquick says: Dec 16, 2012 6:48 PM

    Computer wrote vacancy instead of can. Technology at it’s best.

  5. pastabelly says: Dec 16, 2012 6:51 PM

    The Seahawks are no fluke. With help tonight in New England, they could be in a position to win their last two and be NFC West champs.

  6. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 16, 2012 6:51 PM

    Hawks have been playing lights out and are peaking at the right time with the playoffs looming……

  7. socalavsfan says: Dec 16, 2012 6:51 PM

    Fake punt up by almost 40? Totally classless. Can’t wait to see them get pasted in the playoffs.

  8. richwizl says: Dec 16, 2012 6:53 PM

    Seahawks are hot and fun to watch. They could be N.O. bound.

  9. wwwfugu says: Dec 16, 2012 6:58 PM

    The Bills are going in a direction. No one can deny that.

    So all you geniuses out there, what’s worse; going in the wrong direction or going in no particular direction? Huh?

    I say giving up 50 is a sign. So what’s better; havin’ a bad sign, or havin’ no sign at all? Huh?

  10. themackstrong says: Dec 16, 2012 7:01 PM

    I don’t like the fake punt up by 30 and I am a Hawk fan. Earl Thomas has been lights out all year and its nice to see him get rewarded. Clemons has been all over the QB again 2.5 and FF. That’s all with 3 starting CB’s on the sidelines. Russell Wilson has this team riding high at the right time of year. Can’t wait until we get the 49ers next week and the playoff are going to be exciting.

  11. FinFan68 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:03 PM

    Maybe Pete thinks that point totals somehow influence the BCS computers’ playoff seeding.

  12. rlr79 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:04 PM

    flash1283 says:Dec 16, 2012 6:48 PM

    Fake punt up 30 in the 4th!

    Defend that Seattle fans!
    There is some things that you can practice all the time, but only real game time play can tell the tail. You make that play up 30 to prepare by being down by 7 in the 4th of the playoffs. I almost bet we see that again. I have no problem with it.

  13. wwwfugu says: Dec 16, 2012 7:08 PM

    Say what you want about Len Dawson, but this Brady Quinn, he took the Chiefs from 7 yards passing to 110 yards passing in less than 1 quarter. He’s got multiple Super Bowl winner written all over him.

  14. bnwpnw says: Dec 16, 2012 7:13 PM

    If Pete cared what you think he wouldn’t have started Russell Wilson in the first place.

  15. hungbob says: Dec 16, 2012 7:49 PM

    “Fake punt up 30 in the 4th!

    Defend that Seattle fans!”

    That is something the Bills should have defended.

    “Fake punt up by almost 40? Totally classless. Can’t wait to see them get pasted in the playoffs.”

    At least the Seahawks will be in the playoffs, the Bills have the longest streak of not making it.

  16. socalavsfan says: Dec 16, 2012 8:04 PM

    “Fake punt up by almost 40? Totally classless. Can’t wait to see them get pasted in the playoffs.”

    At least the Seahawks will be in the playoffs, the Bills have the longest streak of not making it.”

    Broncos fan here. Trust me, we’ll be there.

  17. trippymane says: Dec 16, 2012 8:47 PM

    The Seahawks might end up costing a lot of people their jobs lol

  18. yanksbills says: Dec 16, 2012 9:20 PM

    Buffalo is the Montreal Expos of the NFL.

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