Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers NFL Score, Recap, News and Notes
Andrew’s Week 13 NFL Breakdown and Analysis
November 27, 2014
Wrapping up the Thanksgiving Day NFL festivities in this Week 13 of action, we had the Seahawks heading to San Francisco to face the 49ers. Seattle was coming off a big win over the Cardinals, while the Niners were able to edge out the Redskins. This game figured to be a physical, defense-oriented battle, and that’s exactly what we got.
Let’s take a closer look at the key players and statistics from the game so that we can figure out exactly why things played out the way they did. Afterward we’ll look forward to Week 14 to see what’s in store for both teams’ immediate futures.
What Happened: Scoring was at a premium here, as it was a game highlighted by stifled offenses and suffocating defenses. Seattle scored first late in the opening quarter on a 13-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson to Robert Turbin. It would prove to be the only touchdown of the game, and the only score the Seahawks ended up needing.
In the second, Steven Hauschka nailed his first two field goals, connecting from 21 and 36 yards for a 13-0 halftime edge for the Seahawks.
In the third, Hauschka posted a 35-yarder for a 16-0 advantage. With just over a minute remaining in the quarter, Phil Dawson booted a 40-yard field goal, which would prove to be the only points the Niners would get.
Hauschka put the exclamation point on the Seattle victory once more in the fourth, with a 46-yard field goal that made the score 19-3. That’s the way it would stay, as the Seahawks put a bow on a dominating win that halted their five-game losing streak in San Francisco.
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The Stars: Besides Hauschka’s leg, there were a few notable stars here in the game. Wilson posted a pretty efficient game on 236 yards passing, one touchdown and no interceptions. Marshawn Lynch was dominant as usual, with 20 carries for 104 yards.
Defensively, Seattle was on point as usual. They ended up with seven tackles for loss--including four interceptions--and three turnovers.
The Goats: The San Francisco offense could get absolutely nothing going at all in the face of Seattle’s D. They registered just 164 total yards, including a 16-for-29 effort by Colin Kaepernick that resulted in two interceptions and 21 yards lost on four sacks. Between the 15 carries of Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde, they came up with just 47 rush yards.
Seattle wasn’t completely without blame, however. The team posted a whopping 14 penalties for 106 yards.
Injuries: The 49ers have a couple of new injury situations to monitor this week: Michael Crabtree injured his left knee less than a minute into the game, and DT Ray McDonald hurt his finger.
Outlook: Both teams will be back in action on Sunday, December 7 at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. They’re both playing road games as well.
The Seahawks will head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles, while the Niners will make the short trip to Oakland to visit the Raiders.
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