Going into their road match against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks were hoping to get a statement win against their bitter rival. Sure enough, they proved more than up to the task.
The Legion of Boom were in full force on Thursday night and dominated defensively. But it was RB “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch, who quickly tore into the 49ers defense and scored a TD on the first drive of the night.
Lynch punished the 49ers defense all night, carrying the ball more than 25 times for well over 100 yards.
The 49ers led by QB Colin Kaepernick were unable to make a dent in the Seahawks vaunted defense, giving up six sacks and getting only eight first downs the entire game – punting the ball more than moving the chains in the process.
Ultimately, it was QB Russell Wilson who made the play of the night on a scintillating pass to WR Tyler Lockett for a 43-yard touchdown.
San Francisco would be held without a touchdown and managed just one field goal in a 20-3 defeat.
The win for Seattle gives them a 3-4 record – less than two games behind the AFC West division leading Arizona Cardinals – and puts them well within the playoff hunt as they try to get back to the Super Bowl and avenge last year’s bitter defeat.
The 49ers, meanwhile, dropped to 2-5 on the season and offensively look like they won’t go very far.
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