Home Opener: Seahawks vs. 49ers on KPUG

Posted September 18, 2017

For now, San Francisco is in another rebuild as it heads north to face Carroll's Seahawks on Sunday. The Seahawks scored 12 points in their home opener past year, too, and the offense scored a single touchdown over the first two weeks of the 2016 season. Nike has a commercial featuring Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson running past pseudo-49ers defenders (actors) who are depicted on roller skates.

The Seahawks lost in Week 1, and nobody should carry more blame than the offensive line. The Seattle Seahawks have won 10 of their last 12 home games. He finished with 20 carries for 93 yards and one catch for seven yards, and he served as the primary back as the Seahawks ran out the clock at the end of the contest.

Carson, who played only the second game of his National Football League career in the Seahawks 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, led all running backs with 20 carries for 93 yards on the night.

Hyde continued to churn out tough yards in the second half. His four carries for 27 yards, on scrambles and option keepers, were difference-makers in going 82 yards for that fancy six-pointer thing.

When Jeremy Lane was ejected in the first quarter of last week's loss in Green Bay, rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin, and new addition Justin Coleman, saw an immediate increase in playing time. Every defensive lineman played well until the fourth quarter. Seahawks lead series, 21-15. This feels like one of those games where the 49ers struggle to move the ball and the defense caves due to being on the field so long. The 49ers committed only six penalties against the Seahawks. Quarterback Bryan Hoyer was hard-pressed to find an open window, throwing for paltry 99 yards and interception. He finished with 124 yards on just 15 carries. He posted a 48.2 passer rating. Hoyer narrowly avoided a safety when he got sacked by a blitzing Frank Clark. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 17 points and 370 yards per game.

On the other side, San Francisco's offense struggled, which was to be expected after a lackluster performance at home in the opener against the Panthers.

Where the defense did show weakness today was against the run.

The Seahawks started at their 12 with 4:47 to go. 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman has 87 tackles and three sacks in 11 games vs. Seattle. But in a bit of foreshadowing, it ended with a 25-yard Blair Walsh field goal. After re-entering the game, Reid sustained another injury in the third quarter and exited the game for good. Hoyer didn't see Bobby Wagner in coverage, and he threw it right to the Seahawks middle linebacker. Carson accounted for three first downs and 41 yards to get to the two-minute warning. That makes him the one Seattle running back worthy of a fantasy start in the upcoming weeks. Seattle has one. And that was enough for them to win on Sunday.

The 49ers led 9-6 on Robbie Gould field goals of 40, 37 and 34 yards, but Russell Wilson had the answer with 7:06 remaining. Armstrong was briefly benched for Brock Coyle in the first half after he blew a couple of assignments. They host the Rams on Thursday.

The pass went for a touchdown that prompted a question for Richardson: Most important play of your career, Paul?

"It was picked up on", linebacker NaVorro Bowman said of the crowd's discontent.