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Points after: Seahawks 50, Bills 17

By Tim Graham

TORONTO -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' abysmal loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Rogers Centre ...

What it means: The Bills officially have been eliminated from the postseason. The Bills are 5-9 and have guaranteed themselves a losing record for the 10th time in the past 12 seasons.

Prolific points allowed: The Bills allowed at least 50 points for the second time this year. They've also given up 48, 45, 35 and 31 points.

Star of the game: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was sensational. He went 14 of 23 for 205 yards and a touchdown, but he was most impressive with his feet. Wilson easily bought himself time in the pocket all afternoon and ran nine times for 92 yards and three touchdowns.

The Lynch pin: Old friend Marshawn Lynch had plenty of chances to inflict damage. He ran 10 times for 113 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for 14 yards.

Bills star of the game: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson had his second 100-yard game of the season. He caught a season-high eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. He made a spectacular, leaping, one-handed stab for a 25-yard gain in the third quarter.

Stat of the day: Bills running back C.J. Spiller surpassed 1,000 rushing yards this year. He got there on 154 attempts, the second-fewest carries in NFL history behind Beattie Feathers, who hit 1,000 yards on 119 carries for the Chicago Bears in 1934. (EDIT: The Bills have since corrected this stat. Michael Vick in 2006 and Chris Johnson in 2009 also got there on fewer carries.)

Preliminary injury report: Bills linebacker Arthur Moats left the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter. ... Receiver Marcus Easley was sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Coming up: The Bills close out their road schedule next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in Sun Life Stadium and then finish out the season Dec. 30 against the New York Jets in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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