The Seattle Seahawks overcame another sluggish and slow start by the offense to win a hard-fought victory over a determined San Francisco 49ers team. Despite the offensive struggles, the Seahawks ariel attack set new franchise records. Wide receivers D.K. Metcalf Tyler Lockett and quarterback Russell Wilson led a three touchdown second half by the offense. The defense continued its bend but don’t break mentality and closed the game out when needed. Here are quick takes from the Seahawk’s win over the Niners.
THE SEAHAWKS DYNAMIC DUO HAVE A HISTORIC DAY.
The Seahawks have been gloating about having the best duo of wide receivers in the league all season. Sunday D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett showed why. Both receivers set franchise records against a stingy 49ers defense that was ranked No. 4 in pass defense.
Going into the game Metcalf needed six yards to break Steve Largent’s 1985 record for most yards in a single-season in franchise history with 1,288. Metcalf broke Largent’s record on a 3rd-1 at the San Francisco 34 yard in the second quarter.
Metcalf finished the regular season with 83 catches and 1,303 yards. Lockett needed seven receptions to set the franchise record for most receptions in a single season at 95. Lockett caught his seventh pass of the game on a second ten at the San Francisco19 yard in the first half.
After zero receptions in the third quarter, Lockett continued his assault on the record in the fourth quarter. Lockett caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, a six-yard reception and the last was a four-yard reception that gave the Seahawks a 26-16 lead with 2:20 left in the game. It was Lockett‘s 100th of the season set a team record for most receptions in a season.
THE SEAHAWKS DEFENSE KNOWS HOW TO CLOSE GAMES
The Seahawks defense played a stellar first half limiting the Niners to a 36yd field goal by Tristan Vizcaino. The defense then inexplicably allowed three consecutive scores by the Niners. Two-second field goals and a touchdown saw the Niners take a 16-6 lead with 14:22 left in the game. A score by the Seahawks offense arose the Seahawks defense which shut down the Niner’s offense on the next two offensive possessions. A three and out was followed by a Benson Mayoma sack that was recovered by Rasheem Green. The offense cashed in on both turnovers.
The Seahawks defense allowed the Niners to score on a C.J. Beathard three-yard pass to Jason Wilson with 26 seconds left to play. The Seahawks recovered the ensuing onside kick and the offense ran out the clock for the win.
BRING ON THE RAMS
The Seahawks slim chances of getting the NFC‘s No.1 seed never materialized. Green Bay and New Orleans both won leaving the Seahawks as the NFC’s No. 3 seed going into next Week’s Wildcard Playoffs.
The Seahawks will host the NFC’s No.6 ranked team the Los Angeles Rams for a third time this season. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. PT on Fox. The teams split the season series with the Seahawks recording the latest win a 20-9 victory at Lumen Field in Week 16.