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Flashback: Seahawks 27, 49ers 25

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 17, 2006 at 8:20 am with 10 Comments »
November 17, 2006 8:20 am

The Seahawks had a tough time beating the 49ers in San Francisco last season. DT Rocky Bernard had two sacks and Seattle stuffed a two-point conversion try to prevail, 27-25. I’ll include my game-in-review box from that game as a refresher.

Sunday – RB Shaun Alexander rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks defeated the 49ers, 27-25, at Monster Park.

Where they stand – The Seahawks lead the NFC with an 8-2 record. They lead the NFC West division by four games over the St. Louis Rams, who lost at home to Arizona.

Looking ahead – The 7-3 New York Giants visit Qwest Field next Sunday.

Star of the game – DT Rocky Bernard had two of Seattle’s four sacks, moving him into a tie for the team lead with 7 1/2 this season.

Best play – 49ers WR Brandon Lloyd made a diving one-handed catch for a 44-yard gain in the second quarter. Lloyd added another one-handed grab near the back-left corner of the end zone, but only one foot landed inbounds. He finished with seven catches for 119 yards.

Worst play – Alexander has been effective on cutback runs this season, but he lost 12 yards trying to reverse field during the second quarter. The play stalled a promising drive and Josh Brown ended up missing a 51-yard field-goal attempt.

Upon further review – Seattle coach Mike Holmgren won his only replay challenge, erasing a fumble by Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck. San Francisco coach Mike Nolan was 1-1 on challenges. He lost when challenging the spot on a run by Alexander. Nolan won when officials ruled that Seahawks WR Joe Jurevicius was down at the 1-yard line, reversing an apparent touchdown. The replay official challenged and overturned another call when he ruled that 49ers RB Maurice Hicks had scored with 28 seconds remaining.

More unhappy returns – Officials flagged Seattle for three more penalties during special-teams returns. RB Maurice Morris, LB Isaiah Kacyvenski and LB Cornelius Wortham were the perpetrators. Seattle has committed 16 penalties on special teams. Three were against Morris, with a fourth offsetting.

Dropsies – WR Peter Warrick and TE Jerramy Stevens dropped passes for the Seahawks. Warrick’s drop shortly before halftime killed a drive near midfield. This was the first game of the season in which the Seahawks did not score in the final two minutes of either half.

In the zone – The Seahawks scored touchdowns on three of four red-zone trips. Their defense held the 49ers to one touchdown in five red-zone trips. Seattle entered the game as the only NFL team ranked in the top six in red-zone offense and defense.

Not active – Seattle’s list of inactive players included S Etric Pruitt, LB Jamie Sharper, LT Wayne Hunter, RT Ray Willis, WR Darrell Jackson, TE Itula Mili and DT Marcus Tubbs. David Greene was the third quarterback. The 49ers’ inactives were QB Jesse Palmer, WR Marcus Maxwell, RB Frank Gore, CB Ahmed Plummer, FB Fred Beasley and LB Saleem Rasheed. Alex Smith was the third quarterback.

Medical report – FS John Howell appeared to suffer an injury to his upper left leg.

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  1. bobbyk03 says:

    Hopefully that scare last season and the fact that JP should be extra pumped for this game will be enough for the ‘Hawks to “rock” instead of overlooking the ‘9ers. I know teams take all games seriously, it just seems some teams take games more seriously than others. I WANT THAT FIRST ROUND BYE!!!

  2. Interesting that the road 49ers game lands in the same week 2 season in a row. Maybe they can pull this one out again and only be 1 game back of the record from last year.

  3. This is going to be a tougher game than most realized. Last year the 49ers were worse and Seattle fielded a stronger team. The defense will be fine, but the offense will struggle to score over 17 points. Alexander in the redzone helps considerably.

    It’s fortunate Brown made that kick last week, otherwise this would be a battle for 1st place!

  4. mystireeman says:

    Marcus Tubbs inactive for that one? just a statistical anomaly there.

  5. PapaHawk says:

    Hawks D needs to play with attitude for 60 minutes. Offense will put points on the board in this one. The D will be the key. Defense in last year’s game wasn’t very good, especially in half #2. They had Ken Dorsey picking us apart then. Alex Smith of this year is better than stick man last year. This will be a nice test for the team.

    Tubbs and Wayne Hunter inactive…shocker.

  6. Its been noted that Spencer had a good if not great game at center last week. It now appears that Toebeck will play this week. It’s obvious to me that Toebeck is one of Holgren’s and Matt’s favorite players. Toebeck is in no matter what, if he wants to be. I can’t imagine Holmgren EVER benching Toebeck in favor of Spencer, even if would benefit the team.

    What happens if the running game is not as effective as last week and Toebeck is the only change in the line?

  7. slacktied says:

    just got done reading the articles about Wallace and Hamdan. I betcha Gruden is kickin himself in the ass that he didn’t make a move on Wallace in the off-season…Before I found out about the extension I figured Wallace would be leaving for either the bucs, vikings, or Packers in the off-season. Glad that’s much less likey now. I will be very interested to see what the front office does with Hamdan next week when Hass is back all the way and the ‘9ers game is over…do they cut him straight up??? Put him on the practice squad till the next ‘9ers game?? it’ll be interesting. Hey hamdan word of advice stay away from Europe this year and give yourself a shot to be healthy come training camp. I have a feeling this is gonna be a hell of a game come sunday both teams starting to get their feet under them. IT’s gonna be fun.

  8. Osiris33 says:

    I was at the game last year (and will be this year) and the Hawks staked an early lead and then just cruised. It almost cost them the game but don’t read too much into it. Last year is last year and the Seahawks are still the better team by a cosiderable margin.

  9. I hope Holmy cuts Wallace loose, and doesn’t go too conservative… The 49er secondary is TERRIBLE, D-Jack, Branch, Stevens, and Hackett should have a field day on them!! Especially if Alexander plays and they focus on him.

  10. interesting call on toebeck…

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