The Seattle Seahawks fell just inches short of the goal line in their 26 to 21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers and as a result will travel to Philadelphia for a rematch with the Eagles in the NFC ‘s first round playoff game. The Seahawks overcame a dismal first half in which they had 79 offensive yards. The 49ers on the other hand racked up 222 yards and went into the dressing room with a 13-0 lead.
The Seahawks returned for the second half with focus and determination and nearly pulled off a another come from behind win. The Seahawks scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half, but it was fourth and final possession that ended with a Russell Wilson to Jacob Hollister four yard pass play that was ruled down at the one after a lengthy booth review.
MARSHAWN LYNCH SIGNING WAS MORE THAN A PSYCHOLOGICAL STUNT
When the Seahawks signed Robert Turbin and Marshawn Lynch many wondered whether the move was more about getting the fans and the team to forget the dreadful loss to the Cardinals. Many wondered if Lynch could step from the couch and onto the field and realistically contribute. The truth is Lynch was working out hoping to get another shot at life in the NFL and the discussion started when he visited the Seahawks last month. Rookie Travis Homer led the team with 10 carries on 62 yards and while Lynch had 12 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown.
GAME MANAGEMENT AN ISSUE ONCE AGAIN
On the last drive of the game the Seahawks had a 4th and 10 from the 49ers 12 yard line and kept the drive alive with Russell Wilson to John Ursua pass play for 11 yards to the San Francisco 1 yard line. Wilson spiked the ball on first down with 23 seconds left to kill the clock. Instead of having 2nd and 1 the Seahawks were penalized for a delay of game penalty that pushed the ball back to the 49ers five yard line. The Seahawks were confused on what type of personal package they wanted in the game and it was a costly misstep.