Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, center, throws to a receiver during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tossed five touchdowns as Seattle coasted to a 35-6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 13 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
It was the first time this season that Baltimore (4-9) played a game that wasn’t decided in the final seconds, and the first time this year the Ravens lost by more than eight points.
However, Seattle held just a 7-3 lead with just 54 seconds remaining before halftime when Baltimore rookie running back Buck Allen fumbled, allowing the Seahawks to recover the ball and take over on offense in the Ravens’ red zone. Wilson then found Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin for a 14-yard touchdown to lift Seattle to 14-3.
Baltimore made it 14-6 after quickly driving the field and kicking a field goal just before halftime.
The second half, however, saw nothing but success for the Seahawks as they scored 21 unanswered points on three touchdown passes from Wilson to pull away from the Ravens.
Wilson completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 292 yards and five touchdown passes; Baldwin caught three of the touchdown passes and finished with six catches for 82 receiving yards. Seahawks speedster Tyler Lockett caught the other two touchdown passes from Wilson and ended the game with six catches for 104 yards.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jimmy Clausen (2) hands the ball off to Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen (37) during the first half an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who was signed to the Ravens roster three weeks ago when Joe Flacco tore his ACL and MCL, started the game for the Ravens after Matt Schaub was listed inactive with an arm injury. Clausen had a decent performance, completing 23 of 40 pass attempts for 274 yards, but most of his offensive possessions were shortened by untimely penalties, turnovers or dropped passes. He also tossed an interception to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, though the pick came once the score was already lopsided in Seattle’s favor.
Ravens receiver Jeremy Butler led his team with seven catches for 72 yards.
Next: Baltimore will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 20 back at M&T Bank Stadium.