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Seahawks vs. Bills NFL Week 15 Preview

Seattle Seahawks - Marshawn Lynch

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the playoff race in the NFC being so close, every game is important for the Seattle Seahawks to win especially if they want to steal the NFC West from the San Francisco 49ers.

The Seahawks have one of the biggest challenges left in the year this Sunday as they go on their last road game to take on the Buffalo Bills.

Seattle has struggled on the road this season but they did accomplish an impressive win away from home when they beat the Chicago Bears in overtime at Soldier Field. The Bills are subpar 5-8 team this year and a win on the road will give the Seahawks the confidence they need to go into the last two games of the season at home.

The offense of the Seahawks has been hard to find on the road this season and very slow coming out of the gate. Seattle must have production early and secure this road win from the start.

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson is having a breakout season for the Seahawks as he continues to make a case for rookie of the year. He must come out and get into a rhythm quickly for his offense to succeed which could be difficult if wide receiver Sidney Rice is unable to play do to a foot injury. The rookies go to target has missed two days of practice this week as is questionable for the game.

The Bills has a decent secondary which could pose some issues for the young quarterback but with the confidence he has had these last few games, he should have no problem this Sunday.

Wilson has only thrown one interception in his last five games and has shown how great of a leader he can be for this young team.

Running back Marshawn Lynch is coming off of an amazing performance last week rushing for three touchdowns and his success should continue against Buffalo this week. The Bills are 28th in the league in stopping the run game and if the offensive line of the Seahawks can give Lynch the running room he had last week, he will easily run over the century mark again this week.

Lynch seems to be coming alive which could not have come at a more perfect time. Seattle’s offense should have no trouble putting up points if Wilson makes the smart throws and Lynch runs down field like he has done on so many other occasions.

Defensively, the Seahawks will have to find a way to deal with Buffalo’s dynamic run game featuring running back  C.J. Spiller. The defensive line will have to hit quickly and close the gaps at the line of scrimmage and force Spiller to run on the outside.

The Bills passing game is below average and should not pose any real threat to the Seahawks who have been incredible at stopping the passing game this season. Seattle will also have starting cornerback Richard Sherman in the lineup as his appeal date is pushed back.

As long as the defense does not lose sight of Spiller, Seattle should be able to pull out another road victory this season as they prepare to try and steal the NFC West.