In the wake of a humbling 31-6 defeat, 49ers coach Mike Singletary wondered if his team spent a little too much time reading everyone’s rosy predictions for the season to come.
The turning point of the game might have been when 49ers FB Moran Norris couldn’t catch a pass in the end zone on fourth-and-one early in the second quarter.
Problems with the headsets contributed to the 49ers calling all their first half timeouts with nearly 10 minutes to play in the second quarter.
CB Nate Clements intercepted a pass on the first play of the game but things went downhill for the 49ers defensive backs after that.
49ers rookie T Anthony Davis made a false start and was beaten for two sacks in a dismal NFL debut.
Pete Carroll couldn’t have asked for a better way to start off his tenure as Seahawks coach.
Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was effusive with praise for the performance of the much-maligned offensive line.
WR Mike Williams’s Seahawks debut was highlighted by a long catch and run that set up the team’s first touchdown.
Said Seahawks DT Colin Cole, “It was a great first statement against the team a lot of people see as
the best in our division. For us to come out and shut them out of the
end zone and keep them low on the rushing category is a great tribute to
Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for the third touchdown of his career.