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 ...