Graham Was Unbelievable and Ryan Gets Unhinged in Seahawks 31-25 Win
Graham catches 2 TDs, Seahawks hold off Bills 31-25
SEATTLE (AP) — Jimmy Graham needed only one hand to catch two first-half touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, and the Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally for a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
Seattle won its 11th straight Monday night game behind a huge game from its tight end. Still less than a year removed from a major knee injury, Graham used his right arm to catch a 17-yard touchdown from Wilson on the first play of the second quarter and later used the same arm to cradle an 18-yard TD pass in the final moments of the first half.
But the Seahawks had to hold on in the final seconds as Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the Bills inside the Seattle 10 in the final seconds. Taylor was sacked by Cliff Avril on third-and-goal from the 8 and on fourth-and-goal Taylor's pass into the end zone fell incomplete.
Buffalo angry at mishandled call by officials in 31-25 loss
SEATTLE (AP) — Rex Ryan and the rest of the Buffalo Bills were furious at how the Walt Anderson's officiating crew handled the final moments of the first half that appeared to cost the Bills a chance at a more manageable field goal.
The Bills ended up losing 31-25 to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Buffalo had a chance at the victory but Tyrod Taylor's fourth-down pass into the end zone in the closing seconds fell incomplete.
Buffalo would have only needed a field goal to tie the game at that point if the end of the first half had been handled differently.
Ryan said it was "ridiculous" that Seattle's Richard Sherman was not called for unnecessary roughness when he crashed into Buffalo kicker Dan Carpenter as he attempted at 48-yard field goal. Sherman was instead called for offside and after some confusion and a Buffalo penalty Carpenter missed a 54-yard attempt on the final play of the half.