What's Being Said: Seahawks 30, 49ers 23
The Seahawks snapped their three-game losing streak on Sunday, earning a tough 30-23 victory over the divisional rival San Francisco 49ers. It took a comeback effort, as the Seahawks trailed by as many as 10 points in the second quarter. Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson cut into that lead with a 1-yard touchdown run, tying Jim Brown for 10th place on the NFL's list of career total touchdown leaders, but a 48-yard touchdown reception by 49ers tight end George Kittle made it a 23-14 game with 1:48 remaining in the first half.
However, those would be the final points the 49ers would score on the afternoon.
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The Seahawks went on to rattle off 16 unanswered points, starting with a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Dee Eskridge to close out the first half — the first touchdown of the rookie wide receiver's career. A Carlos Dunlap II sack of 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo for a safety and a beautiful 12-yard touchdown throw from Wilson to Tyler Lockett in the third quarter made it a 30-23 game, and the Seahawks' defense made a stand in the game's closing seconds to seal the win.
Here's what the media are saying after the game:
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle on how the team responded on Sunday following a Saturday team meeting led by Tyler Lockett.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle gives five rapid reactions immediately after the game.
Read what the Seahawks had to say following the game.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times gives out grades in his weekly report card.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times lists three things we learned from the Seahawks' performance on Sunday.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times admits that while Sunday's win likely won't save the season, it was fun to watch.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune on how the Seahawks' defense stepped up in a big moment.
ESPN's Brady Henderson breaks down Travis Homer's 73-yard fake punt touchdown run.
Henderson on Pete Carroll's excitement about seeing Adrian Peterson score after signing last week.
710 ESPN Seattle's Brandon Gustafson on some of the "unsung heroes" who played a big role in Sunday's win.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic says the Seahawks win over the 49ers was positive, but doesn't change the big picture.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated gives five quick observations following Week 13's win.
Several Seahawks players and staff took the field in custom cleats on Sunday to support various organizations important to them as part of the NFL's 2021 My Cause My Cleats campaign.
My Cause My Cleats
"My Cause My Cleats" allows players to wear customized cleats designed in collaboration with artists that reflect their commitment to charitable causes.
Those cleats are now up for auction, with proceeds benefiting the charities featured on the cleats themselves. You can place your bid here. Collect a unique piece of memorabilia while supporting a good cause. The auction ends on January 7, 2022 at noon PT.
For every defensive solo tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary's Place in support of their mission to provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Windermere is the "Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks."
The Seahawks racked up 35 defensive solo tackles on Sunday vs. the 49ers, equating to a $3,500 donation to Mary's Place. Linebacker Jordyn Brooks led the way with 11 tackles, five solo and six assists.
Social Post Of The Day
Following Sunday's win, Nick Bellore tweeted this completely real, unedited photo of he and DK Metcalf during a weight lifting session.
The Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers during Week 13 of the 2021 season at Lumen Field. This album will be updated throughout the game. Game Action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.