Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) carries the ball while being chased by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (99) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Seahawks were heavy favorites to defeat the Jaguars, and they didn't waste any time in showing why.
On their second drive of the game, the Seahawks got a 1 yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Zach Miller. That combo struck again for another touchdown in the second quarter.
After a Steven Hauschka field goal, Sidney Rice hauled in an 11 yard touchdown reception from Wilson just before halftime to give Seattle a 24-0 lead.
That lead grew to 31-0 in the third quarter after Rice caught Wilson's 4th touchdown pass of the day.
The Jaguars finally got on the board in the 3rd quarter. After an interception from Paul Posluszny gave the team great field position, Maurice Jones-Drew scored his first touchdown of the season on a 2 yard run.
Tarvaris Jackson came in at quarterback in place of Wilson in the 3rd quarter, and he connected with Doug Baldwin for a 35 yard touchdown.
The Jaguars responded with a 33 yard field goal from Josh Scobee followed by a 3 yard touchdown run by Jordan Todman, the first of his career. That cut the Seahawks lead to 38-17.
Jackson scored on a 5 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter to increase Seattle's lead to 45-17.
Jaguars starting safety Dwight Lowery suffered a head injury early in the game, and he did not return. Defensive back Will Blackmon also suffered a head injury in the 4th quarter.
The Jaguars had -9 yards of offense after the first quarter and 46 total yards at halftime.
Chad Henne finished the day with 18 completions on 38 attempts for 235 yards with no touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Cecil Shorts had 8 receptions for a career high 143 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew carried the ball 19 times for 43 yards with a touchdown.
The Jaguars are now (0-3) this season. They return home to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
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