SAN FRANCISCO – In their two-point loss to San Francisco at CenturyLink Field last December, Marshawn Lynch became the first player to rush for a touchdown against the 49ers in the 2011 season.
|Total Net Yards||251|
|Time of Possession||27:59|
|Total Net Yards||313|
|Time of Possession||32:01|
First QuarterIn a nutshell: 3-3. The Seahawks scored first, the 49ers last. The 49ers pinned the Seahawks at their own 4-yard line, but Russell Wilson hit his first three passes for 32 yards in a 10-play, 62-yard drive to a 52-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. The 49ers then drove 60 yards in 11 plays to a 38-yard field goal by David Akers with 26 seconds left.
Player of the quarter: Marshawn Lynch. He touched the ball five times for 23 yards on the Seahawks’ field goal drive and then ended the quarter with a 7-yard run.
Play of the quarter: The 49ers were driving late in the quarter, but defensive tackle Jason Jones dropped 49ers QB Alex Smith for a 2-yard loss on a third-and-9 play from the Seahawks’ 18. Akers then kicked his field goal.
Number of the quarter: 3. Each team got a three, and No. 3 (Wilson) outplayed Smith.
Second QuarterIn a nutshell: The second quarter started the same way as the first, with the Seahawks driving 63 yards in eight plays to a 35-yard field goal by Steve Hauschka. Marshawn Lynch carried twice for 22 yards on the drive that began on the final play of the first quarter with his 7-yard run, but the big play was Russell Wilson’s 36-yard pass to Ben Obomanu to the 49ers’ 37 on third-and-3. After the defense forced a three-and-out, the Seahawks drove to the 49ers’ 33, but Hauschka was wide left on a 51-yard attempt.
Players of the quarter: Earl Thomas and Marcus Trufant. Thomas, the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl free safety, dropped Frank Gore for a 6-yard gain a third-and-12 play. Trufant, the Seahawks’ nickel back, dropped Michael Crabtree for a 1-yard gain on a third-and-3 play.
Play of the quarter: The pass from Wilson to Obomanu, which could have gone for even more yards if he hadn’t fallen after the catch. But it still provided 36 of the 63 yards on the only scoring drive of the quarter.
Number of the quarter: 9. The number of points scored the first half. What? You were expecting a shootout between the No. 1- (49ers) and No. 4-ranked (Seahawks) defenses in the league?
Third QuarterIn a nutshell: 49ers 10-6. After the Seahawks’ half-opening drive stalled at the 49ers’ 43 and they had to punt, the defense got “chucked” in a 10-play, 86-yard drive that ended with Alex Smith’s 12-yard TD pass to tight end Delanie Walker. “Chunked”? Smith to Frank Gore for 10 yards. Smith to Kendall Hunter for 11. Smith to Gore for 12. Gore for 11. Smith to Michael Crabtree for 10 on third-and-9. And the TD pass. The 49ers had seven first downs in the 10-play drive.
Player of the quarter: Smith. He was 5 of 5 for 58 yards on the TD drive that gave the 49ers the lead.
Play of the quarter: As the Seahawks tied to answer the 49ers’ TD, Russell Wilson’s second-down pass to Braylon Edwards was intercepted by Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson at the 49ers’ 26-yard line.
Number of the quarter: 21. That’s Gore, and he Gore-d the Seahawks again eight touches for 49 yards in the quarter.
Fourth QuarterIn a nutshell: 49ers 13-6. The 49ers drove to the Seahawks’ 7, but on the fifth play of the quarter Brandon Brower intercepted Alex Smith’s pass in the end zone. The Seahawks then went three-and-out, so the 49ers got the ball at the Seahawks’ 49 after Ted Ginn Jr. returned Jon Ryan’s 56-yard for 16 yards. The 49ers then drove to a 28-yard field goal by David Akers with 5:24 left to play.
Player of the quarter: Frank Gore. All he did was break runs of 37, 20 and 10 yards.
Play of the quarter: After Browner’s interception, the Seahawks had a third-and-4 play from their 9-yard line, but Marshawn Lynch dropped Russell Wilson’s pass.
Number of the quarter: 4. As in the 49ers have now won four in a row against the Seahawks.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. The 49ers won 13-6. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) rushes past Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons (91) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)