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Seattle's Steven Hauschka kicked a 52-yard field goal before San Francisco's David Akers answered with a 38-yarder, and the Seahawks and 49ers were tied 3-3 after the first quarter Thursday night with first place in the NFC West at stake.
On a relatively warm and windless night at Candlestick Park, Russell Wilson led Seattle on the 10-play, 62-yard drive that started from its own 4-yard line before settling for a field goal in a matchup of two of the league's top defenses. He completed 3 of 5 passes for 32 yards to help the Seahawks create some early separation.
Seattle has scored first in all seven of its games.
Michael Crabtree caught a 16-yard pass from Alex Smith on San Francisco's second drive, placing his hand on the ground to avoid going down and making three defenders miss along the sideline. The completion moved the 49ers to the Seattle 19 before the All-Pro Akers kicked the tying field goal late in the quarter.
San Francisco moved the ball into Seattle ...
BEST OF MAXIM
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wasn’t happy with how physical the Seahawks’ cornerbacks were on Thursday night and he plans on talking to the NFL.“I wouldn’t use the words, ‘locked up,’” Harbaugh said Friday, per CSNBayArea.com. “We’ll take that up with the officials (NFL office) and get their view of it.”49ers quarterback Alex Smith agrees with his...
The 49ers entered the season as many experts favorite to make it to the Super Bowl. They've had a few rough outings but they are still my favorite for the NFC. They play great defense and run the ball, the formula works anywhere. They can play indoors, outdoors, snow, rain, you name it. No matter what team gets the top seed in the NFC, the 49ers can travel their gameplan...
The Seattle Seahawks will be without two players for their Thursday
night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers; offensive lineman John Moffit
(knee), and reserve defensive back Byron Maxwell (hamstring). However, Seattle
has announced that safety Kam Chancellor will play despite being limited this
week by an ankle injury, reports the Associated Press.
The San Francisco 49ers have three players that are listed
as questionable as they head into tonight’s contest against the Seattle
Seahawks, reports Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports; offensive lineman Joe Staley (concussion), wide receiver Mario
Manningham (shoulder) and running back Brandon Jacobs (knee).
The 49ers could be without
left tackle Joe Staley, who has...
While he and his team might be playing the 49ers in a nationally televised game on Thursday night, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman already has achieved a fair level of notoriety on the interwebs this week after he tweeted a photo of himself appearing to taunt Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following Seattle’s impressive 24-23 victory over New [...]
Bump in the Road
I’m sure most people out there are as frustrated as I am with that disappointing Seahawks loss to the 49ers on Thursday night. Once again the defense did its job and the offense just never seemed to find its groove.
The Seahawks are now 0-3 against NFC West opponents which is a problem, however let’s just sit back and take our hands away from the panic button...
Relax everyone. Declining the safety makes sense. Yes, it may have screwed your 49ers to cover pick, and yes, taking points off the board seems to fly in the face of conventional wisdom but Jim Harbaugh’s decision to decline the penalty was the right one. I may be overreacting to a small sample size, but, …
Two divisional foes coming off drastically different Week 6 contests will meet on Thursday Night Football, when the San Francisco 49ers host...
This one hurt
The Seattle Seahawks were in prime time again Thursday, heading to San Francisco to take on the division rival 49ers. It was a battle of top defenses and a battle for first place in the division, two races the Seahawks lost over the course of the night.
It was a painful loss as the Seahawks had several opportunities to extend their lead or to take the lead back from...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he reached out to the NFL about concerns he had that the Seattle Seahawks got away with several defensive holding or illegal contact penalties that were not called during their game on Thursday night. Harbaugh particularly felt that Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner were given too much leeway, according to CSN...
The 49ers are not getting the same special teams play they did a year ago, particularly on their coverage units. They rank 30th in punt coverage, and 31st in covering kickoffs. Many have speculated that the team misses special teams ace Blake Costanzo, and the 49ers players agree. Costanzo signed with Chicago after the 49ers showed little interest in signing him back during the off...
Kid’s got a helluva big leg.
With his Central Valley (WA) HS team trailing Shadle Park HS 55-52, kicker Austin Rehkow was called upon to boot a 67-yard field goal with two seconds left in an attempt to send the game to overtime. If you’ve gotten this far then you know he nailed it, with plenty of leg to spare.
Oh, and for the record, he smashed the NFL record by a good 4-yards...