Seahawks wrap up playoff berth in rout of Saints

Updated: December 3, 2013

Seattle, WA ( – Russell Wilson had three touchdowns passes
and the Seattle Seahawks became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a
dominating 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

Wilson finished the game 22-for-30 for 310 yards with touchdown passes to Zach
Miller, Doug Bladwin and Derrick Coleman for the Seahawks (11-1), who will be
in the postseason for a third time in the past four years and built their lead
over the San Francisco 49ers to three games for first place in the NFC West.

Seattle will have its first shot at clinching the division next week, when it
plays in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

The defense did its part on Monday, limiting Drew Brees to just 147 yards and
a touchdown on 23-for-38 passing, and allowing the Saints (9-3) to cross
midfield just once in the first three quarters and stopping the team twice on
fourth down in the fourth quarter.

With the loss, its first since dropping a game in New York to the Jets on Nov.
3, New Orleans fell into a tie for first in the NFC South with Carolina, which
the team will host next Sunday night.