Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/24/12
In the final game of week 16 on Sunday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks took it to the San Francisco 49ers, dominating the game in all three phases. Russell Wilson had the first four touchdown game of his young career. The 49ers offense was held to two field goals and a late touchdown, by a Seahawks defense that swarmed to the ball all night.After putting on such an impressive performance in New England last Sunday night, many people felt that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be able to replicate that performance on the road, in Seattle this week.That wasn't the case at all. Kaepernick was harassed most of the night, by an aggressive front seven, led by defensive end Chris Clemons and rookie middle linebacker, Bobby Wagner. After out-dueling Tom Brady last week, Kaepernick struggled in the rain against the Seahawks this week.The Seahawks jumped out to an early 7-0 lead. And when I say early, I mean early. Only 72 seconds into the game, Marshawn Lynch found the end zone capping of a two-play, 35-yard drive, with a 24-yard run. Less than five minutes later, Lynch had his second touchdown, catching a nine-yard pass from Wilson.The Seahawks led 28-6 at half-time and they continued to add on in the second half, scoring another two touchdowns. With the win tonight, the Seahawks will clinch a playoff spot and have a chance to clinch the division next weekend, but they will need help.Here are five things we learned from watching the 49ers lose to the Seahawks, in Seattle to wrap up week 16.
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