|Total Net Yards||290|
|Time of Possession||36:43|
|Total Net Yards||207|
|Time of Possession||23:17|
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In a nutshell: 0-0. No points, but lots of action and even ample non-action. Each QB threw an interception. The Seahawks’ Golden Tate broke a 33-yard punt return. The 49ers blocked a punt. And they even suspended play with 3:13 left in the quarter for 60 minutes because of the severe weather. But neither team scored.
Player of the quarter: Earl Thomas. The Seahawks’ All-Pro free safety intercepted a pass that was deflected at the goal line and also broke up another pass five plays before making his pick.
Play of the quarter: On third-and-goal from the Seahawks’ 5-yard line, following Craig Dahl’s block of a Jon Ryan punt, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick went to tight end Vernon Davis at the goal line. But cornerback Walter Thurmond deflected the pass and Thomas intercepted the ball, returning it 11 yards to squelch the scoring opportunity.
Number of the quarter: 98. As in 1998, the last time a Seahawks game was suspended during play due to the weather. It happened in Kansas City on Oct. 4 – also in a nationally televised game – when lightning was striking too close to Arrowhead Stadium. The game did resume after a 54-minute delay, and the Chiefs won 17-6. Warren Moon remembers, because the QB-turned-radio-analyst got cracked ribs in the game. The kickoff to the Seahawks-49ers game here in 2006 – also in a nationally televised game on Thursday night Dec. 14 – was delayed a few minutes because of heavy rain.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 5, 49ers 0. The Seahawks scored first as 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was penalized for holding linebacker Malcolm Smith in the end zone for a safety with 10:39 left in the half. The Seahawks got the ball at the 49ers’ 49 after Golden Tate returned the free kick 24 yards, but the drive stalled when Russell Wilson was stopped just short on a fourth-and-1 run. But the Seahawks got the ball right back as Leo end Cliff Avril had a fumble-forcing sack on third down and linebacker K.J. Wright recovered at the 49ers’ 29 to setup a 30-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka that made it 5-0 with 5:52 left.
Player of the quarter: Michael Bennett. After collecting a sack from the ground with 323-pound tackle Antony Davis on top of him late in the first quarter, the Seahawks’ versatile defensive lineman beat a double-team block in dropping Frank Gore for a 2-yard loss on a first-down play late in the second quarter.
Play of the quarter: In his first game for the Seahawks, Avril chased Colin Kaepernick down for his fumble-forcing sack. It came three plays after the Seahawks failed to convert on fourth-and-1. It came six plays before Hauschka kicked his field goal.
Number of the quarter: 67. That’s Paul McQuistan’s uniform number. After Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung went out with a foot injury, McQuistan slid from left guard to left tackle and was replaced at guard by James Carpenter.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 12, 49ers 3. The Seahawks took the second half kickoff and drove 80 yards in 10 plays to a 14-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch that made it 12-0 with 9:12 to play. Lynch had one strange series, as he opened the drive with runs of 3, 8 and 2 yards and then was stopped for losses of 4 yards twice before scoring. The 49ers got their first points on a 21-yard field goal by Phil Dawson, which capped a nine-play, 71-yard drive that featured a 28-yard scramble and completions of 19 and 17 yards.
Player of the quarter: Lynch. The Seahawks had the ball for 17 plays in the quarter and Lynch got the ball on 10 of them – for better or worse. Oh, and he scored the only TD in the first three quarters.
Play of the quarter: On the Seahawks’ TD drive, they were facing a third-and-12 from their own 29. But Russell Wilson scrambled to buy time, including squirting between a couple of defenders, before completing a 51-yard pass to Doug Baldwin to the 49ers’ 20.
Number of the quarter: 26:49. The Seahawks’ time of possession after three quarters.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 29, 49ers 3. The Seahawks scored on the third play of the quarter, on Russell Wilson’s 7-yard TD pass to Marshawn Lynch on third-and-4 that made it 19-3 and capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive. And, they got the ball right back as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman intercepted a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for tight end Vernon Davis on the second play of the ensuing series. Sherman’s pick at the 49ers’ 25 set up a 37-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka that made it 22-3 with 11:31 to play. Lynch scored again with 4:22 left, on a 2-yard run that was set up by Kam Chancellor’s interception.
Players of the quarter: The Seahawks’ defense. They bent, but didn’t break. They gave, but then they took away. The 49ers had three possessions in the quarter. One ended on Sherman’s interception, another on downs, with the 49ers facing a fourth-and-17; and the third on Chancellor’s interception.
Play of the quarter: Wilson’s TD pass to Lynch, who gets style points by stopping just short of the goal line and pausing before stepping into the end zone for his second score of the second half.
Number of the quarter: 2006. That’s the last time the Seahawks opened the season 2-0.