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Final: Seahawks 29, 49ers 3

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm with 45 Comments »
September 15, 2013 9:59 pm
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) watches his fumbled ball bounce away as Seattle Seahawks' Cliff Avril eyes it as well in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) watches his fumbled ball bounce away as Seattle Seahawks’ Cliff Avril eyes it as well in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Seattle Seahawks physically manhandled the San Francisco 49ers in a 29-3 victory Sunday evening in front of a record crowd of 68,338 at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle’s defense led the way, holding the 49ers explosive offense to 207 total yards. A week after Colin Kaepernick threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Green Bay, the Seahawks held the San Francisco quarterback to a career-low 107 yards passing as a starter.

Kaepernick only threw three interceptions in 218 regular-season attempts last season. The Seahawks picked him off three times on Sunday, with Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman all finishing with interceptions.

Check out the stats and the highlights here.

With the win, the Seahawks now sit alone atop the NFC West, jumping out to a 2-0 to start for the first time since 2006.

The Seahawks have won 10 of their past 11 home openers since 2003. The victory also gave Pete Carroll a fitting present on his 62nd birthday.

The Seahawks have now outscored San Francisco 71-16 in the last two meetings, both wins for Seattle.

The game was suspended for an hour due to unsafe weather conditions due to lightning visible from the stadium at 6:05 p.m., with the two teams tied at 0-0 and 3:13 left in the opening quarter.

The Seahawks needed the break. Up until the point, Seattle had managed just 27 yards of total offense. Seattle was 0-for-3 on third downs, and Russell Wilson was 0-for-6 passing with an interception to Eric Reid.

But Seattle finally got its offense on track. After struggling to run the ball against Carolina last week, Marshawn Lynch ran for 98 yards on 28 carries, including touchdown runs of 14 and 2 yards.

Lynch also had a 7-yard reception for a touchdown.

Russell Wilson was not at his best, but didn’t need to be. Wilson completed 8 of 19 passes for 142 yards, one touchdown pass to Lynch and one interception.

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  1. Happy Birthday to Mr Happy!

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good game overall, Nice to see the defense step up, And sad to see some posters step down like STTBM. But that is just par for the course.

  3. Can’t wait to hear from GoldenGateNate. You made bro?

  4. One thing is to beat that great a team, another is to do it twice in a row, it’s another thing entirely to whoop their ass once, let alone twice in a row. Honestly didn’t see it coming, but I’m so hyped, it’s 7 am and I’m wide awake, that’ll probably change soon though.

  5. CDHawkFan says:

    Goldenshowernate, that’s 2 beat-downs in a row, too bad those Super Bowl teams of 20+ years ago that you often talk about couldn’t help. Due to injuries you might want to suit up Lott and Clark next week, oh that’s right, they are in their 50’s., might want to look at our practice squad again.

  6. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    F yeah!!!! Very proud of these guys!

  7. Maybe it was ugly for awhile, but we can’t ask for anything more than that from our team. We just put a beatdown on the team many think is the best in the league. Offense was shaky, but held together enough to make plays when they had to, and the defense played maybe the best complete game I’ve ever seen from a Hawks defense. Bennett and Avril can play, and our db’s live up to every bit of their hype. What an awesome win.

  8. SheilaGrub says:

    Don’t forget to shave that eyebrow off, Colin.

    Hawks-D… you da man!

  9. Well, we’ve had a total of 10 points scored on us in two games. One game on the East Coast in an early start time and the other against the consensus top team in the league. I guess it is a bit of a downer that we’ve only scored 41 in those games. All these problems we have…that we’ll actually have more weapons on offense and defense in a few weeks. Oh well. There’s always trouble, eh? Can’t get too excited.

    There isn’t a Super Bowl champion in the making here.,,no sir…

  10. That dickhead Marshall Faulk still won’t give any credit to the Hawks..

  11. Btw, never knew martellus and Michael Bennett were related

  12. DanielleMND says:

    Big win!

    I was worried about our banged up D-line, but they did their job tonight. 1.8 yard per carry for Gore. Pressure on the QB. Once they get fully healthy, and that includes Clemons, they’re going to be a terror.

    The O-line did what they needed to, as well, but, man, McQuistan looked like a rag doll at times against Smith. I hope Okung is back next week.

    I loved the one TD where Lynch stopped, looked at the 49ers D, then casually stepped over the goal line.

  13. Wow, way to keep grinding! Offense–especially the line–is nowhere near where it needs to be; but that defensive performance was stunningly elite. Magnificent!

    Now maybe some will see why I’ve been moaning about Ruskell losing Bennett for four years. As I’ve been saying, this kid is the hybrid DE/DT Carrol always wanted–what Jason Jones was supposed to be.

    RW still holding the ball too long–especially right after Okung went out. But he and the coaches finally used the read-option with RW, and it opened up the game. I still think this offense doesn’t go without at least the threat of RW doing the option. And the line has regressed. Even Unger wasn’t good. And that worries me moving forward–but Damn, what a defensive show by Seattle!

  14. It’s too bad none of the trash talking 9er fans will show their face on all the NFL sites and accept their punishment. Trash talk on the internut is rampant. Stand up and take your medicine..

  15. Georgia, just shut your face. Go drink your liver away as per usual…

  16. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Lets at least hang together for this major win fellas. We just smashed the big hammer in the NFC. Colin had four turnovers. Defense played great while missing several starters. Break out the peace pipe for a day at least. Don’t be like 9er fans and cry about everything please.

  17. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Yep, Goldengate tate is busy servicing a few dudes right now.

  18. MoSeahawk12 says:

    It would be nice if this blog could get back to the Seahawks and leave the personal crap out. Get over it guys. It’s dudes with keyboards talking crap. Nobody winning any literary awards here.

  19. Seahawkgo says:

    HAwks team gave big birthday gift to Carroll. Shutdown Whiners

  20. montanamike2 says:

    Awesome beat down to rise above the west.

  21. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Kaepernick to a 20.1 quarterback rating. That’s what I’m talkin about!!
    Worst game of his career

  22. MoSeahawk12 says:

    His two worst games were against the Hawks D. Apparently he doesn’t like rain and good D.

  23. WilliamPercival says:

    Concerned with the penalties, but we just kept pounding away. Lynch embodied the killer instinct we needed all night on O. Russ didn’t have a great game but doesn’t need to, not with that D… Just needed to keep turnovers down and did a magnificent job after the int early.

    Was it just me or does this defense look completely diff than last year… Up front. What a blessing to see Avril/Bennett combo. Those guys were at it ALL NIGHT LONG!! No comment is complete without thanking the Legion however. Stunning effort fellas. Oh, Anquan who??

  24. Hawks’ crowd set a Guinness World Record at 136.6 dB! That’s right. BTW, a jet engine produces 140 dB at 100 feet.

    STTBM, just take one night off from the incessant whining about the o-line please. They rushed for 172 yards against one of the best defenses in the NFL. The push blocking was adequate, especially when you consider that Okung missed the majority of the game. The holding needs to improve, but they did the job tonight. I thought the holding call against Breno on the long Beast run was BS as well. And Breno baited the opponent into a costly PF penalty for the second week in a row. What will it take for you ever to say something good about the o-line, 300 rushing yards and zero sacks against the AFC pro bowl team?

    BTW, Carp played very well. You could’ve mentioned that.

  25. I guess that Colon Craperstink still isn’t bothered by the crowd? Oh, and it wasn’t really anything the defense did he says. They just didn’t execute. LOL!

  26. tealskin says:

    Have to say that is about the best defense I’ve ever seen the Hawks play. They were so good it didn’t matter how bad the offense played, aside from Lynch. If the O-line ever gets it together, look out.

  27. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Yes, the Oline needs to improve, but we had two guards on the left side after our best oline player went out and we still ran the ball at will. Great game.

  28. Any news about the mysterious whistle in the 1st quarter? It’s interesting that only the Hawks stood up, and the 49’ers played on.

  29. Screensmoke says:

    bbmate- EXACTLY! Enjoy the moment!STFU!Go Hawks- obviously some people around here got the short end of the stick! Pinky boy

  30. banosser says:

    I haven’t read the prev comments… but my thoughts are.. Much relieved by the big win.. Hawks met a great challenge and persevered.. Man that’s a great D.. can’t wait to get Clem & Irvin back.. and Hill.. and Browner.. wow..

    the refs.. how do they not call illegal procedure on the punt.. Hawks were standing up & moving around?? How do they not call off sides on the 4th down sneak?? How do they not call the forearm to Wilson’s head on his slide?? How do they not call a PF spearing to Wilson’s neck on the read option hand off, when Collins & Michaels discussed the protected/unprotected QB but said nothing about using the crown of the helmet??

  31. Fantastic win!!! I was late but thank the weather delay for letting me start watching about two minutes before Lynch’s first TD. Was that actual pressure that I saw being applied with regularity on Kaep? Wow.

    BobbyK your prediction was dead on, props.

  32. SeventiesHawksFan says:

    Bitchslapdown. Harbaugh and Colin brought it on themselves. I think Bevell and PC were just enough holding off to not reveal everything that was involved. But the outcome was accomplished.

    And everyone is young, so just a shade too far. That isn’t the fight they need to win though. It’s more likely just the proof the team needed. They’re growing into being champions. That part no one can stop.

  33. jchawks08 says:

    How odd that both Kaep’s and Cam’s worst games in the NFL are against us. Actually it’s not odd at all. Best D I’ve ever seen since ’85 Bears.

  34. PC said that the whistle came from the crowd. That’s what I thought it had to be. I would bet it was a POS Whiners fan. I hope they found that POS and banned them from the Clink for life.

  35. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Maybe it was a fake undercover 49er fan?

  36. FairbanksDoug says:

    My thought was a POS from the crowd as well, but the interesting part is why didn’t any of the 49er players stand up when it blew?

  37. Southendzone says:

    Yep, that fake whistle is one of the most interesting things from the game, you guys bring up a great point about why didn’t any 49’er fans stand up?

    Curtis Crabtree posted on Twitter this morning that after rewatching the game is is definitely noticeable on the tape. Regardless I think that’s the kind of error that has to be corrected, maybe you train to ignore it unless the Refs run in to stop the play.

    Also, another mistake in a shotgun snap where Russell was changing the play and the ball came out. That seems like on they can fix in practice too, just a mental error or miscommunication.

    Killer win though, loved the Sherman press conference.

  38. Southendzone says:

    oops, 49’er *players* in my 1st sentence… no coffee yet.

  39. FairbanksDoug says:

    I would imagine that the Seahawks will hear other whistles blown by personnel that are wearing those striped suits, at least until they remove the culprits involuntarily or the Seahawks stop reacting to them like that.

  40. FairbanksDoug says:

    other than those in the stripes

  41. sluggo42 says:

    Good grief..
    Georgia and Slave. 2 day penalty on both of you, please stop being so damned juvenile, for lack of a better word.
    Georgia, especially you mate. I don’t like calling anyone out personally, but give it a rest eh?

    Best win (top 5 ever) and you two harshing up the fun. Enough already

  42. sluggo42 says:

    This all without Clemons and Irvin?
    Bennett and Avril are so for real
    Walter Thurmond gets better every game
    No run, no throw, just punt.
    Colon Kaperneck was so lucky to escape a few of his runs, the guy is strong. But real pressure shakes him up

    Oline can run block better
    Carp is a road grader
    RW can take a hit
    Beast is a beast, and turbo played well
    RW showed he is still young

    With this defense, the offense can tale a little time to develop. This game could have been 50-0 easily if the offense didn’t keep shooting themselves in the foot. But, when you can run, you can control the game. And they did.
    I kept begging RW to keep the ball on the option and run last night, and when he finally did, we took full control

    It was a glorious evening , God bless America


  43. WilliamPercival says:

    How about the butt slap from Sherman to Harbaugh. CLASSIC.

  44. Screensmoke says:

    Sluggo42- 2 day penalty on you for being such a candy ass

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