Seahawks Level Out to 2-2; Outlast 49ers in Divisional Matchup

Seahawks Level Out to 2-2; Outlast 49ers in Divisional Matchup


Seahawks Level Out to 2-2; Outlast 49ers in Divisional Matchup


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The game surely did not start out pretty, but after four quarters, the Seattle Seahawks took home a 28-21 victory against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara. 

In the first of many divisional matchups for the loaded NFC West, the Seahawks found themselves able to scrape together a win, and currently sit at third place in the division. 

For the first five drives, and 25 minutes of the game, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense struggled to move the ball. That’s an understatement, the team had zero first downs, and had a total yardage of negative seven yards. Yet, while the unit figured out their offensive woes, the Seahawks defense held their own. Allowing only seven points to the Garoppolo led 49ers, the Seahawks defense was much improved from their otherwise disappointing showings in the prior weeks. 

On their final drive of the first half, offensive coordinator Shane Waldron sorted things out, and assembled a six play, 80 yard drive resulting in a DK Metcalf touchdown to put Seattle on the board and go into halftime with a 7-7 knot. 

On the flip side, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garropolo suffered a calf injury, prompting him to leave the game and the insertion of rookie third overall pick Trey Lance. Lance’s first couple drives of the half stalled out before reaching midfield, allowing Wilson and company to put up another 14 points on the board. One off a 16 yard Wilson scramble, and another off a broken play where Wilson used his Houdini skills to escape a sack. 

The 49ers did end up narrowing the gap late in the third quarter in which Trey Lance found a wide-open Deebo Samuel for a 76 yard touchdown off a Seattle busted coverage. That, followed by a couple punts, and another touchdown drive on each side capped off the day.

Final statistical categories had the 49ers with 457 yards of total offense, and the Seahawks with 234. Time of possession remained fairly even and the 49ers had more first downs.

While the 49ers outlasted the Seahawks in nearly every statistical category, Seattle managed to pull out the win in a massive bounce back game for the team after coming off two straight losses. The team now looks forward to heading home and taking on the Matthew Stafford-led LA Rams off a short week on Thursday Night Football. 

Rishi Rastogi is TWSN’s Beat Writer for the Seattle Seahawks and can be followed on Twitter @rishiirastogi


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