|Total Net Yards||264|
|Time of Possession||27:32|
|Total Net Yards||318|
|Time of Possession||32:28|
In a nutshell: 49ers 6, Seahawks 0. The Seahawks got the ball first, and got a first down on their first play as Russell Wilson passed 16 yards to Golden Tate. But the possession ended when Wilson was sacked by NaVorro Bowman and fumbled out of bounds for the 12-yard loss. After the teams exchanged punts, the 49ers drove 56 yards in 10 plays to a 23-yard field goal by Phil Dawson for a 3-0 lead with 5:04 left in the quarter. Colin Kaepernick was 3 of 5 for 33 yards and ram once for 9 yards. On the Seahawks’ next series, Kassim Osgood blocked Jon Ryan’s punt, giving the 49ers the ball at the Seahawks’ 34 with 1:52 left. Dawson then kicked a 48-yard field goal with 58 seconds left.
Player of the quarter: Jeremy Lane. The Seahawks’ nickel back actually some snaps at right cornerback and broke up two passes to help keep the score as close as it was.
Play of the quarter: Osgood’s blocked punt. The Seahawks were having enough trouble generating any momentum, then gave the 49ers some. The blocked punt set up Dawson’s second field goal.
Number of the quarter: 53. It’s Bowman’s uniform number and he proved to be a problem for the Seahawks on passing plays as well as rushing the passer.
In a nutshell: 49ers 16, Seahawks 14. A Seahawks’ drive that started at the end of the first quarter ended with Marshawn Lynch scoring on an 11-yard run to give the Seahawks the lead with 12:17 left in the half. The eight-play, 80-yard drive included a 29-yard pass from Russell Wilson to rookie tight end Luke Willson on third-and-4 and a 24-yard catch-and-run by Golden Tate on third-and-6. Lynch carried five times for 27 yards. The 49ers then regained the lead when Phil Dawson kicked a 52-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 40-yard drive with 7:56 left. Half the yards came on Colin Kaepernick’s 20-yard to Anquan Boldin to the Seahawks’ 37. Then the Seahawks regained the lead on Wilson’s 39-yard TD pass to Willson with 3:47 left. Wilson was 3 of 3 for 57 yards on the seven-play, 72-yard drive. The 49ers then drove 72 yards in nine plays to – you guessed it – a go-ahead score. The TD came on Kaeperick’s 8-yard pass to Vernon Davis on third down and made it 16-14 with 6 seconds left.
Player of the quarter: The Wilson with one L. The Seahawks’ second-year QB was 5 of 6 for 100 yards on the two TD drives.
Play of the quarter: The Wilson-to-Willson TD pass. It came just after the 49ers had regained the lead on Dawson’s third field goal. It came as Willson caught the pass from Wilson at the 21 and ran it in.
Number of the quarter: 4. The 49ers scored on their final four drives of the half against the Seahawks’ No. 1-ranked defense.
In a nutshell: 49ers 16, Seahawks 14. After the teams exchanged punts to open the half, the 49ers were on the move with a first down at the Seahawks’ 20. But Byron Maxwell picked an opportunity time to make his first career interception when he picked off Colin Kaepernick’s pass that was intended for Michael Crabtree near the goal line. But the Seahawks could not capitalize in the scoreless quarter.
Player of the quarter: Maxwell. Why? See above, and below.
Play of the quarter: Maxwell’s interception. The 49ers had moved to the Seahawks’ 20 on a 15-yard run by Frank Gore and Kaepernick’s 18-yard pass to Anquan Boldin. They were in position for a field goal, if not a touchdown. Maxwell, making his second career start, snuffed the drive.
Number of the quarter: 35. The yardage difference between the Seahawks having the ball at the 49ers’ 42 after a 20-yard run by Marshawn Lynch and where they had the ball after Michael Robinson was penalized 15 yards for a facemask penalty.
In a nutshell: 49ers 19, Seahawks 17. The punt-fest continued to start the final quarter, as the 49ers’ Andy Lee punted twice and the Seahawks’ Jon Ryan once. But Golden Tate returned Lee’s second punt 38 yards to the 49ers’ 27. The Seahawks generated only 14 yards in six plays, including Russell Wilson’s 9-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse on third-and-7. But Steven Hauschka gave the Seahawks the lead with 6:20 left by kicking a 31-yard field goal. The 49ers then drove 76 yards – 51 coming on a run by Frank Gore – to a 22-yard field goal by Phil Dawson for the game-winner.
Player of the quarter: Gore. The Seahawks’ old nemesis did them in again with that long run to set up the game-winning field goal.
Play of the quarter: Dawson’s game-winner, his fourth field goal of the game.
Number of the quarter: 2. The Seahawks’ second loss of the season cut their lead over the 49ers to two games with three to play.