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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Boy was that a brutal hangover.
Six days after one of the most feel-good wins of the Pete Carroll era, the Seahawks came crashing back to earth Sunday, turning in a performance that revived a lot of the preseason fears about what kind of season this may be.
The 49ers pretty much thrashed the Seahawks in a 27-7 win that for most of the day didn’t look as close as the score indicated — Seattle might have suffered one of its worst losses of the Carroll era if not for a third-quarter blocked field goal and touchdown.
The 49ers played the final three quarters with former starter Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback after second-year man Trey Lance suffered a serious ankle injury that resulted in him being carted off the field. An ESPN report stated that Lance will miss the rest of the season.
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And it's a final Seattle loses 27-7 and has now gone six quarters without an offensive point.
Final: 49ers 27, Seahawks 7. And it wasn't as close as the score would indicate.
49ers’ QB Trey Lance suffered a significant ankle injury today that is expected to require surgery that likely will end his season, per source.
Jimmy G sneaks it in for 6️⃣

🏈 Garoppolo 💨 1 yard
📍 13 plays, 63 yards
⏰ 7:09

2Q | 49ers 27, Seahawks 0https://t.co/04Kz4WxKVa
Jimmy G QB sneak 🙌

And that should do it.

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Two defensive penalties and the 49ers are at the 1 and threatening to make this the rout it sorta felt like it should have been all along.
Seattle's three second half drives have ended at their own 24, 22 and 23, all with punts.
Third and 12 and Smith sacked by Jackson and Bosa. No one open and Smith corralled and Seahawks will punt again.
Smith hits Lockett for 14 on first down.
The Seahawks defense has struggled to prevent big plays against San Francisco with Deebo Samuel running for a 51-yard gain in the first half and Ross Dwelley and Brandon Aiyuk hauling in respective catches of 38 and 25 yards before halftime. 
Those big-play struggles continued on the first drive of the third quarter, with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing a pass to Aiyuk for 14 yards on the second play of the half, while Jeff Wilson Jr. reeled off runs of 16 and 9 yards to put San Francisco in the red zone. 
Luckily for Seattle, that drive ended with a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown by the Seahawks, but San Francisco has an average gain of 6.1 yards in the game. 
The Seahawks offense has struggled against the 49ers front line, rushing for only 33 yards over the first three quarters and throwing a pair of picks in the passing game. But Seattle is finally on the board, thanks to a blocked field goal from Tariq Woolen, which was picked up and returned 86 yards for a touchdown by Michael Jackson. 
The touchdown was the first of Jackson’s career.
Seattle has been bitten by penalties throughout the game. The Seahawks have been flagged six times for 51 yards through the first three quarters. Seattle was flagged twice in the third quarter, the first coming due to an ineligible receiver downfield call on center Austin Blythe. 
That penalty was declined by San Francisco, but the Seahawks were flagged again three plays later, when Al Woods was whistled for a 15-yard face mask penalty. 
San Francisco has just one penalty in the game. 
No flag on third down this time and 49ers will punt again.
Seahawks not happy about that DPI on Michael Jackson. But the reality is SF now near midfield and time running down…
Geno Smith appears just short on a run on third and 4. Seattle with a decision to make at its own 22. Seahawks have now gone five quarters without an offensive point.
Seahawks with the punt team on the field during the time out. https://t.co/ZQqt0Od0Mo
49ers will punt from the 46 and the rain is coming down and this is far more interesting than it feels like it should be.
49ers appeared set to go three and out but illegal contact on Coby Bryant gives SF a first down.
Just when you think they're dead — Seahawks get the third down stop and then a blocked field goal returned by Michael Jackson for a TD. Woolen with the block. And somehow it's just a 20-6 game.
BLOCKED FIELD GOAL RETURN FOR A TD
EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED!

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That blocked field goal for a touchdown was a Thriller of a play. A nice play by Woolen, and a great runback by Michael Jackson.
Seahawks finally find their offense — an 86-yard TD by Michael Jackson after scooping up a blocked field goal attempt by Tariq Woolen. 49ers lead cut to 20-7 with 5:25 left in third quarter.
oh dear, they're booing in Denver
Seahawks DT Shelby Harris now officially ruled out with a glute injury.
Seahawks go three and out and 49ers will start at their own 29…..
First play of second half is a Bosa sack of Smith, who is taking some big hits today.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Some observations from the first half.
For much of the half, this looked like a game we’d seen before — the 49ers running all over the Seahawks early only for Seattle to find a way to stay in it.
But the muffed punt and fumble that led to a 20-0 lead — the third turnover of the half, all in the second quarter, may be too much to overcome.
Especially since Seattle blew a chance to get at least some points on the board at the end of the half with time running out when Travis Homer got to the 38-yard line on a 12-yard pass from Geno Smith.
But this has mostly been total domination by the 49ers, who hold a 259-135 edge in yards.
Seattle has now gone four quarters without scoring.
One reason for the 49ers’ dominance is that Seattle’s offensive game plan hasn’t gone, well, to plan.
The thought was that the Seahawks wanted to try to emphasize their running attack with a hope to control the clock, and also as a hedge against bad weather.
But that plan hasn’t worked so far as the Seahawks have just 24 yards rushing on nine carries with Rashaad Penny gaining just 9 yards on four carries and Kenneth Walker III with 12 on three.
And down 20-0, that plan is likely out the window now.
It’s easy to think the Seahawks are a little tired after the Monday night game and a road trip.
Certainly, the defense has looked haggard at times with a Darrell Taylor missed tackle leading to one big gain on a run by Deebo Samuel, and a blown coverage leading to a touchdown.
And then there were some big penalties all around — Seattle has four for 31 with an illegal motion penalty wiping out a pass to DK Metcalf to the 14.
The first few minutes of the third quarter will be pivotal to show if there is any life left in the Seahawks.
HALFTIME

49ers 2️⃣0️⃣
Seahawks 0️⃣https://t.co/04Kz4WxKVa
Fullback TD and 49ers lead it 19-0 and this might be too big a lead to come back from at this point….
A putrid first half for the Seahawks gets worse with a touchdown by Juszczyk after Lockett loses a muffed punt. 49ers lead 20-0 with 1:26 left in first half.
JUICE CHECK. 🧃✅

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Xavier Crawford, just called up from practice squad, collides with Lockett on punt and 49ers have it at a the Seattle 22. Big here to at least keep it to a field goal to have hope.
49erse to punt on fourth and inches from their own 29.
And Seahawks may have gotten too cute there as Dallas throws a pick in the end zone trying to hit Metcalf. Seattle had all four RBs on field the last two plays with Smith split wide.
.@49ers weren’t fooled on this trick play…

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Seahawks with all four RBs on the field and Walker takes the direct snap and gains 5 to the 8.
Smith keeps play alive with legs and hits Lockett to the 13.
Damien Lewis down. Has been dealing with both knee and ankle injuries. That will bring on Phil Haynes.
Seattle's plan to run it down SF's throats not working out so far. Penny loses 2 on first down.
That was one of the most insane catches I've ever seen from DK Metcalf.
Garoppolo chucks it into end zone and Diggs breaks it up and Seattle will take over at 38. Seems a weird decision there by 49ers.
Aiyuk with a drop that would have gotten 49ers inside the 15. 49ers now with fourth and 8 at the Seattle 38 and lining up to go for it.
Geno Smith intercepted. This game is in danger of getting away from Seahawks early.
Hufanga tips Smith pass intended for Lockett and picked off by Gipson and 49ers have it at midfield.
Tashaun Gipson Sr. will take that! #FTTB

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Seahawks needed that as Smith hits Lockett for 17 yards on first down.
The scoring play: Tight end Ross Dwelley was wide open along the left sideline and powered in for a 38-yard catch-and-run score and the longest catch of his career.
The drive: 4 plays, 78 yards, 2:16.
The score: 49ers 13, Seahawks 0
The highlight:
Here's the replay of what obviously was a busted coverage by Seahawks. https://t.co/DcoYfJtsF7
49ers up 13-0 and with a 204-37 edge in yards. Seattle has come back from deficits here before, but this one feels like a tough one.
Not sure what happened there but Dwelly wide open for a TD and 49ers up 12-0.
The Seahawks red zone defense continued its strong start to the season, as the unit held San Francisco to a pair of field goals in the first quarter. Last week, the Seahawks defense forced a pair of Denver fumbles at the goal line, and on Sunday, Seattle showed up again. 
The 49ers went 73 yards on 11 plays on the opening drive, including a 25-yard reception for Brandon Aiyuk, and a 20-yard run by rookie Tyrion Davis-Price, which gave San Francisco a first-and-goal at the 7. But the Seahawks defense held firm, with Darryl Johnson stuffing Davis-Price for a 4-yard loss and Cody Barton tackling Jeff Wilson Jr. at the 2-yard line on a pass play. 
Seattle held San Francisco to a field goal on the next drive too, as Aiyuk was tackled at the 15-yard line on a third-down pass from Jimmy Garoppolo. 
The San Francisco rushing game ran wild in the first quarter, with four 49ers combining for 108 yards on 12 plays. 
Price took the ball for 20 yards on the first drive, and Deebo Samuel took it for a 51-yard gain on the second drive for San Francisco. 
After finishing with eight quarterback hits on Monday against Denver’s Russell Wilson, the Seahawks pass rush continued to harass the opposing quarterback. Uchenna Nwosu had two quarterback hits in the first quarter, with one against Trey Lance and one against Garoppolo after the 49ers’ young starter left the game with a leg injury.
Garoppolo two completions to get 49ers to the Seattle 39.
Coby Bryant called for DPI on Samuel, gives 49ers a first down at the 38.
The drive: 5 plays, 15 yards, 2:51.
The story: The Seahawks again got one first down on a nice 9-yard toss to Tyler Lockett … and then nothing else. This is looking like the Seattle offense that ended last week’s win so far.
Next possession: 49ers start at SF 18.
Time left: 13:35 in 2Q.
Seahawks now without a point in three straight quarters.
49ers led it 6-0 at end of first quarter. Here are stats: pic.twitter.com/IzrkETqJqJ
Trey Lance listed as an ankle injury and officially out for the remainder of the game.
The scoring play: Robbie Gould hit his second field goal of the day already, this one from 33 yards. But the story of this drive for the 49ers is QB Trey Lance leaving the game with an injury and being replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo.
The drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 4:27.
The score: 49ers 6, Seahawks 0.
Seahawks hold 49ers to another field goal though that seems to pale in importance at the moment. SF ahead 6-0 with 1:26 left.
49ers once again get into the red zone and are forced to kick a field goal. Seahawks are masters of the "bend but don't break" defense, but it's a dangerous way to live. 49ers 6, Seahawks 0.
Cart coming out for Trey Lance.
Players on both sides out to console Lance as he is put on cart.
Lance with an air cast on his right leg and carted off. Leg bent underneath as he was tackle by Barton and One.
Trey Lance is hurt and here comes Jimmy G for at least a play.
Deebo Samuel makes Darrell Taylor miss a tackle in backfield and then is off to races with a 51-yard gain. 49ers in scoring position already.
Shelby Harris has as glute injury and his return is listed as questionable.
49ers with 51 yards rushing on 8 carries.
The drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 3:23.
The story: Kenneth Walker III got the Seahawks their only first down on their first possession, and the Geno Smith-led offense quickly stalled after that.
Next possession: 49ers start at SF 11.
Time left: 5:53 in 1Q.
Drive stalls after one first down and Dickson on to punt.
Walker with first NFL carry picks up 8 and a first down on third and one.
Opponents now 0-5 scoring TDs in red zone against Seahawks this year.
The scoring play: 49ers kicker Robbie Gould hit a chip-shot field goal to give San Francisco the early lead after an easy drive to the 2-yard line.
The drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:44.
The score: 49ers 3, Seahawks 0.
Seahawks come up big again in the red zone, stop SF at the 2 as Barton makes tackle of Wilson. Field goal is good but Seahawks will take that. SF leads 3-0 with 9:16 to play.
49ers moved pretty easily down the field on their opening drive but the Seahawks at least kept them out of the end zone. SF settles for a 20-yard FG and a 3-0 lead with 9:16 left in first quarter.
49ers moving easily down field on first possession and have it at the 7. Easy to wonder if Seahawks a little tired after all that went into Monday night.
Darryl Johnson first big play as a Seahawk with a 4-yard TFL. Seattle needed that.
Uchenna Nwosu getting started early. He was all over Russell Wilson last week, and just got a hit against Trey Lance.
Seahawks start with just one ILB — Brooks —- and four downlinemen flanked by two OLBs. 49ers 12 yards on first two rushes.
Nick Bellore wins toss for Seahawks and Seattle defers.
Weather has done a bit of everything already today. Right now it's sunny but windy. https://t.co/fxpZlPeLaE
LOCK IN FROM START TO FINISH! 🔒 pic.twitter.com/KgHuhJCj2w
Damien Lewis working with the starters at left guard in warmups. Sat out last week with Phil Haynes starting there against Denver.
Coby Bryant lining up as the starting nickel in warmups. So both rookie CBs will have significant roles today.
The Seahawks’ list of inactives for Sunday’s game against the 49ers indicated that the team may try to ground and pound it in potentially rainy and windy weather in Santa Clara.
Seattle’s list of six inactive players included three injured defensive backs — safety Joey Blount (hamstring) and cornerbacks Justin Coleman (calf) and Artie Burns (groin), who all had been ruled out earlier.
Offensive lineman Jake Curhan, receiver Dareke Young and defensive tackle Myles Adams are also inactive to get down to the gameday limit of 48.
With Young inactive, the Seahawks are going with five receivers and four running backs with Kenneth Walker III active this week after sitting out against Denver with a groin injury.
Walker could see significant playing time complementing Rashaad Penny at running back with Seattle potentially going with more of a ground-based offense this week.
With Coleman out, rookie Coby Bryant is expected to be the starting nickel. The Seahawks on Saturday elevated cornerback Xavier Crawford from the practice squad and he is expected to be the backup nickel today.
Among the 49ers inactives is tight end George Kittle, who was listed questionable with a groin injury that held him out of their opener last Sunday against the Bears.
Kittle practiced on Friday for the first time, listed as limited, giving some hope that he might be able to play.
Also inactive for the 49ers are quarterback Brock Purdy, guard Daniel Brunskill, defensive lineman Kemoko Turay and offensive lineman Nick Zakelj.
Update: It's raining. https://t.co/NX8YjmvW39
No Kittle against Seahawks…. https://t.co/YfURyc6f1F
RENTON — The Seahawks may have gotten a measure of revenge on Russell Wilson on Monday night in a 17-16 win over the Broncos.
They might have gotten at least a night’s worth of validation that maybe the trade will work out.
And they might have at least convinced some of the skeptics that this isn’t necessarily a throwaway season in which the Seahawks are doing nothing more than playing for a high draft pick — or picks — next year.
What they didn’t do is convince the oddsmakers in Las Vegas that they can beat the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara on Sunday.
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Through the ups and downs of the Seahawks’ past few seasons, they have always had San Francisco.
Seattle has won 14 of the past 16 games against the 49ers dating to the 2013 season, including a sweep last season when the Seahawks finished 7-10 and the 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship Game.
Can the Seahawks come home 2-0 after Monday’s scintillating, revenge-fueled win over Russell Wilson and the Broncos?
Here are our weekly keys to the game and a prediction.
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