Seattle, WA- Russell Wilison had to become Superman in the last six minutes of the game to secure a 9-12 win against the San Fransico 49ers. In the first three-quarters of the game, both teams struggled to find any type of rhythm through the air and did not have enough time in the pocket to deliver crisp throws to their wide receivers.
Late in the fourth quarter, after the 49ers scored a field goal, Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson decided to take matters into his own hands. At their own 30 with a little over 7 minutes left in regulation, Wilson decided to use his legs when the pocket was collapsing. He single-handled led his team down the field. He threw a strike to Paul Richardson in the back of the end-zone for the game-winning drive. That touchdown marked the first time the Seahawks scored in 14 quarters. The storyline in this game was the pass protection that Wilson was not receiving. His offensive line struggled once again with trying to keep Wilson from getting hit, but that was not the case.
Wilson had to scramble plenty of times or rush throws because his pass protection was collapsing and he was not given enough time for throws down the field. The 49ers sacked Wilson three times and was hit several times before releasing the ball. Like week 1 against Green Bay, the Seahawks’ offense line has struggled and even though it is early, there are a lot of concerns with the O-Line.
Wilson was not happy about the win, but he said he will take it. “We had to find a way to get into the end zone and capitalize,” Wilson said. “We had been down there a few times earlier in the game and missed our opportunities there, so this was all we got. We’ve got to go make it happen right now.”Just tried to scramble and keep the play alive and guys did a really good job of moving and running around. Then P. Rich[ardson] did a phenomenal job of making a big-time play and scoring that touchdown.”
Wilson finished the game 23 of 39 for 198 yards. He added 34 yards on the ground. Despite their struggles with the offensive line, the Seahawks looked to have found their number one running back. Rookie sensation Chris Carson had an impressive game. He carried the ball 20 times for 93 yards. Carson has shown the organization that he belongs there. He is gaining confidence each week and it showed this week against the 49ers. He was more patient with finding the right holes to run through, bounce to the outside more, and took on tacklers after contact.
On the 49ers’ side, this loss marks the first time in 49ers’ history that they did not score a touchdown. “I’m not happy at all. I’m extremely disappointed,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Anytime you as a team think you put yourself in a position to win the game, you expect to win it. I felt like we had that opportunity and we didn’t get it done which is extremely disappointing.”
Seattle’s next game will be against the Titans.
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