Seattle defeats Saints 34-7 on Monday Night Football

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, right, causes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) to fumble in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recovered the fumble and ran for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Show caption
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, right, causes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) to fumble in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recovered the fumble and ran for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In the days leading up to his team's game against the New Orleans Saints, second-year Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson talked about how much he admired Drew Brees and tried to copy his game.

Wilson one upped his hero on Monday night, and in turn solidified Seattle's hold on the best record in the NFC and knocked the Saints into a tie with Charlotte for first place in the NFC South.

Wilson passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns to lead Seattle to a 34-7 victory.

Brees completed 23 of 38 passes for 147 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

The Saints (9-3) play host to the Carolina Panthers (9-3) in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.

Seattle (11-1) outscored the Saints 17-0 in the first quarter. Stephen Haushka started the scoring with a 26-yard field goal followed by a 22-yard fumble return by Michael Bennett and a 2-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to tight end Zach Miller.

The Seahawks scoring barrage slowed down in the second quarter, but the team still led 27-7 at halftime.