The Seattle Seahawks evened their season record at 1-1 with a gritty not so pretty 9-12 victory over NFC West division rivals San Franciso 49ers Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks looked like they had fixed their offensive woes from the Green Bay game after a 25-yard field goal by Blair Walsh gave them the lead on the games-opening drive.
Good went to really good when linebacker Bobby Wagner intercepted 49er quarterback Brian Hoyer’s pass intended for Wideout Marquise Goodwin. The Seahawks converted the turnover into three points when Walsh connected from 27 yards and the home side took an early 6-0 lead with 49 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Really good turned into really bad in the second quarter when the Seahawks offense punted on all three of its offensive possessions. The Seahawks gained four first downs the entire quarter and were just one for four on third downs.
The 49ers third down efficiency was just as dismal as they went one for five. Despite their offensive ineptness, the 49ers were able to tie the game at 6-6 just before the half ended courtesy of two Robbie Gould field goals from 40 and 37 yards
The Seahawks dismal offensive showing continued well into the second half as Gould’s third field goal of the game from 34 yards gave the 49ers a nine to six lead with just over eleven minutes left in the game. The Seahawks must have sensed the magnitude of the situation as they reeled off their best offensive series of the game.
Russell Wilson hit Paul Richardson with a nine-yard touchdown pass that capped a 10 play 82-yard drive that not only gave the Seahawks the lead but used 7:54 of clock time. Kicker Blair Walsh’s extra appoint attempt bounced off the upright and gave a brief scare to 68,729 Seahawk fans. The Seahawks defense forced the 49ers to punt and the Seahawks offense was able to run out the clock and preserve the fan.
Seahawks two field goals in the first quarter. Scored on their first two possession of the game.
Seahawks opening possession scored on a field goal.
Bobby Wagner interception sets up Seattle field goal. 6-0
San Francisco two field goals. 6-6 at half.
The 49ers took the in the fourth quater and CenturyLink Field turned into a mumys tomb as in dead silence.
The Seattle offense finally broke its touchdown scoring drought by going on a 10 play 2 yard scoring drive that too 4:30 seconds. Blair Walsh missed the extra point .