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49ERS VS. SEATTLE GAME NOTES 9-30-07
*Newly acquired PR Michael Lewis made his 49ers debut after signing with the team earlier in the week and returned six punts for 63 yards, including a 23-yard punt return in the third quarter.
*S Michael Lewis (defense), WR Darrell Jackson (offense) and S Keith Lewis (special teams) served as game captains.
*PK Joe Nedney kicked a successful onside kick to start the second half. It was his ninth successful onside kick of his career and sixth as a member of the 49ers.
*S Keith Lewis, who had a record seven blocked kicks during his college career at Oregon, got his hand on a Seattle punt in the second quarter to register a tipped punt. Lewis has two blocked punts as a member of the 49ers with a blocked punt with one vs. Washington (12-18-04) and vs. Arizona (12-4-05).
*NT Isaac Sopoaga and CB Donald Strickland made their first starts of the season in the 49ers nickel defense. Strickland was active for his first game due to the hamstring injury to rookie CB Tarell Brown.
*QB Trent Dilfer saw his first regular-season action as a member of the 49ers when he entered the game on the second series after QB Alex Smith left with a shoulder injury.
*CB Nate Clements, who played in his 100th NFL game, registered his first interception as a member of the 49ers when he picked off a QB Matt Hasselbeck pass intended to WR Deion Branch in the third quarter.
*TE Delanie Walker made his first start in the base offense at tight end when he started in place of the injured TE Vernon Davis (knee). He had two other starting assignments when the 49ers opened the game in a two-tight end alignment.
*T Kwame Harris saw his first action of the 2007 season on the field goal unit in the third quarter.
*P Andy Lee entered the game with three punts of 60+ yards (63, 66, 71) and eight punts of 50+ yards, which were ranked tied for first in the NFL with Vikings’ Chris Kluwe. Lee posted punts seven punts over 50 yards against Seattle.
(71 yards, 54 yards, 60 yards, 58 yards, 57 yards, 55 yards, 58 yards)
*Rookie LB Patrick Willis had his fourth straight 10-plus tackle game with a team-leading 12 total tackles. He had 15 vs. Arizona, 10 at St. Louis and 10 at Pittsburgh.