The Seahawks overcame a turnover filled game to take down the undefeated San Francisco 49ers Monday Night in Santa Clara and continue their impressive road record. The 8-2 Seahawks have won all five of their road games this season.
DEFENSIVE LINE SHOWS UP
All season Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been preaching patience and waiting for his defensive line unit to have that break out game. The Defensive line unit was disruptive, stifling and scored a defensive touchdown. Jarran Reed and Jadeveon Clowney combined for an impressive first half sack ,scoop , and score. Reed tackled 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who fumble and Clowney scooped it up for the touchdown.
Clowney was simply awesome finishing his career night with 5 tackles ,one sack and 5 quarterback hits. Reed finished his night with 4 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the game. Poona Ford had three tackles and credit with half a sack while Al Woods was credit with six tackles and one sack. The defensive line accounted for 4 of the teams five sacks. The only non-defensive lineman to force a sack was cornerback Tre Flowers
JACOB HOLLISTER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
Hollister was promoted to the 53 man roster from the practice squad for the Cleveland game and has continued to become a valuable member of the first team. Hollister got his first start last week and made the most of it by catching four passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns including the game winner in overtime. On Monday night Hollister was the Seahawks leading receiver with 8 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown to give him three in the last two games.
MEYERS MOJO IS BACK
A week after missing a game winning field goal, an extra point and another field goal, Jason Myers got his groove back. Monday Night Myers bounced back in stellar fashion by booting a 47 yard field that gave Seattle the lead and connecting on the game winner from 40 yards out.
TURNOVERS COSTLY BUT NOT FATAL
The Seahawks had one of their worst turnover games. They had five fumbles, lost three and had one returned for a touchdown. DK Metcalf had the ball stripped while trying to fight for extra yards and stopped the Seahawks from tying or going ahead on the Seahawks final drive in the first half. Things got worse in the second half when Rashaad Penny fumbled on the Seahawks opening drive to start the second half. Chris Carson had a fumble in the RedZone, but it was recovered by Joey Hunt.
Russell Wilson fumbled while he was being sack and the ball landed into Germain Ifedi’s hands only to have it punched away and returned for a scoop score by the 49ers DeForest Buckner. Wilson had an interception in the RedZone on the Seahawks first possession of overtime, but the team was able overcome that and the other turnovers.
The Seahawks made enough good plays to overcome their mistakes and had several opportunities to put the game away in the fourth quarter but were unable to shut the door on the stubborn 49ers. Quandre Diggs showed he is a player maker, as did Josh Gordon catching two crucial third passes to keep the drives moving. The extent of Tyler Lockett’s injury is the oen dark cloud looming over the Seahawks victory.