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49ers give up first rushing touchdown of the season

Marshawn Lynch,  Dashon Goldson AP

The streak is dead!

Marshawn Lynch became the first player to score a rushing touchdown against the 49ers in the 2011 season when he punched the ball in from four yards out with 6:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was the first score on the ground against the 49ers since Steven Jackson ran one in against them in Week 16 last season. The Niners had set an NFL record by not allowing a rushing score in their first 14 games of this season and were tied with the 1985 Bears for the longest streak without a touchdown since 1970.

Lynch is also closing in on a 100-yard game, which would end a 36-game streak without one against the 49ers. He also extended his own touchdown streak to 11 games.

More important than any streaks is the fact that the score put the Seahawks up 17-16. A win for the 49ers would greatly improve their chances of winding up with the second seed in the NFC playoffs.

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48 Responses to “49ers give up first rushing touchdown of the season”
  1. camssportsjam says: Dec 24, 2011 7:17 PM

    Still an incredible feat for San Fran, mad respect for that D

  2. jayman35 says: Dec 24, 2011 7:34 PM

    But they got the win, and that is what matters most. Their D came up huge again to win the game. Larry Grant has been an excellent backup for Patrick Willis. Huge strip on the last drive.

  3. 4t9er says: Dec 24, 2011 7:37 PM

    I’m really pissed off that Seattle fans were chanting and cheering while a player was down with an injury. Low class.

  4. ceadderman says: Dec 24, 2011 7:41 PM

    Oh yeah and Robinson and that other guy should be kicked out of the league for that garbage. No way anyone can protect themselves and both those fools obliterated Williams with no regard for fair play or the rules.

    I don’t know what happened to Robinson but if he’s gonna play in that fashion the league needs to drop kick that guy and send a message to the players that that kind of trash will NOT be tolerated. Go do UFC or something else Football is not your game.

  5. Dynasty says: Dec 24, 2011 7:53 PM

    Marshawn Lynch………first rounder in Fantasy next year??? If not earrrrly 2nd rd.

  6. hawkman84 says: Dec 24, 2011 7:58 PM

    If you’re talking about the kick return play.

    We weren’t cheering bc of the injury, we were cheering bc of the hit and fumble we should have got.

    And the bogus personal foul 15yd penalty for playing to the whistle.

    That was not malicious; he went down w/o being touched and it was a bang/bang incidental play bc the defenders saw him slip and go down untouched.

    Just football instincts.

  7. steelersbowl says: Dec 24, 2011 8:06 PM

    4t9er says: Dec 24, 2011 7:37 PM

    I’m really pissed off that Seattle fans were chanting and cheering while a player was down with an injury. Low class.

    another p*ssy call for the harbaughs…what else is new? cant interfere with another one of their signature field goal victories now can we?
    btw…dont forget lynch went over 100 yards rushing too.

  8. majorseahawk says: Dec 24, 2011 8:07 PM

    BS call by Winter. He was never downed by contact, that should have been a fumble and Seattle’s ball. This isn’t college or flag football, that’s a live play and its still legal to tackle guys last time I read the rule book.

  9. drecuz says: Dec 24, 2011 8:11 PM

    @hawkman84

    Didnt get the fumble for an illegal hit.

    You were probably @ the game and didnt hear the official rule, you are not allowed to punish a player when he goes down and gives himself up.

    Secondly, he was already on his knees when he was hit. The ball came out as a result. Thus runner was down, no fumble.

    Go Niners!

  10. blackfootkiller says: Dec 24, 2011 8:15 PM

    Whiners fans…Whine even after they escape with the win!
    Better enjoy it boys…If nothing else the Hawks showed everyone how to beat you in the play offs.

  11. zillabeast says: Dec 24, 2011 8:17 PM

    Seachickens lose again!!! HA!!!

  12. blackfootkiller says: Dec 24, 2011 8:26 PM

    Drecruz…This isn’t college. He can catch the ball on his knees, but until he’s touched by an opposing player, he ain’t down.
    Face it, the whiners got help winning this game. If the refs hadn’t helped them out they would have LOST.

  13. ceadderman says: Dec 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    You excrementbirds in Sheattle can have your Skittles. Grant was spitting them out like he was a Pez dispenser at the end of the game.

    An please enough with the escaped. 4 FG kicked and the guy that got flagged for “Leverage” in Chicago last week was 4-4 for Leverage this week without a single call. One of which would have given us the first down.

    And you call us Whiners. Choke on a pole fool.

  14. citynative says: Dec 24, 2011 8:30 PM

    Are Seahawk fans complaining about the refs? I’ve never heard that before.

  15. dmackdaddy says: Dec 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    They broke our defensive records but we still won baby! He who eats Skittles last wins! 49ers 12-3 now! Merry Christmas, Seattle!

  16. franknunley57 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    @steelersbowl

    you’re 0-3 vs The Harbaughs. you lost 35-7, 23-20 & 20-3 to them. that’s 78-30 in 3 games. that 20-3 loss that made you the 5th seed still hurts huh?

  17. discosucs2005 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:34 PM

    First, it was not a fumble. His knee was on the ground so as soon as someone touched him, he was down. Second, it was illegal two different ways: you can’t tackle a player on the ground, and it was head to head; it was the correct call, and there will probably be a fine involved.

    The rushing streaks were awesome, and it sucks that we gave them up, but the win is more important.

    It’s also nice that we are helping to keep Seattle out of the playoffs. Seattle is playing at the peak of their potential, so it’s also nice to know at we really are better than them.

  18. gwylie1 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:36 PM

    @blackfootkiller how did the hawks show everyone how to beat the niners? If it weren’t for a blocked punt, the hawks would not come close to scoring in the second half

  19. jcf78 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:43 PM

    Steelers bowls or whatever: another p*ssy call for the harbaughs…what else is new? cant interfere with another one of their signature field goal victories now can we?
    btw…dont forget lynch went over 100 yards rushing too.

    Really u gonna talk after last Monday ur p***y a** was nowhere to b seen after the game!!!! Did mommy need to change your diaper or tampon! Sorry but you talk more than any other steeler and when u lose, in a very manly way don’t show up later!

    As for the hit on Kyle williams, I guess people forget if you have both knees on the floor get hit and lose the ball it’s down by contact, but I guess we can change the rules for you hawk fans

  20. franknunley57 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:46 PM

    @blackfootkiller

    the seachickens showed how to beat the 9ers? they lost twice to the 9ers, 0-2 this year. Jim Harbaugh owns Carroll (4-1, one as a 41 pt dog). 12-3 and the Rams next week.

  21. jcf78 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:48 PM

    Blackfootkiller: Whiners fans…Whine even after they escape with the win!
    Better enjoy it boys…If nothing else the Hawks showed everyone how to beat you in the play offs.

    Really so I guess the hawks won then right? Nope that’s right they LOST!!! So they DIDN’T show teams how to beat us. And if you think it’s pounding the ball in, guess 36 games of no 100 yard rusher says pounding the ball doesn’t work and a L in the loss column as well. Remember winning means u scored more and nothing more

  22. 49ersince83 says: Dec 24, 2011 8:51 PM

    Feels good to eliminate the Seahawks and their “12thman”. Have fun watching the Niners on tv.

  23. ferrari860 says: Dec 24, 2011 9:05 PM

    Haters Gonna Hate! Harbaugh just gets the better of Pete Carroll yet again! Face the facts, a win is a win and the Niners are 12-3, deal with it! Go Niners!

  24. 49ersmang says: Dec 24, 2011 9:08 PM

    It’s funny how steelers fans are still pissed about their embarrassment in San Fran !

  25. beastofeden says: Dec 24, 2011 9:42 PM

    When did Seahawks fans become such babies? 1st they were crying about Russell Okung and now this.

  26. bigredjbird says: Dec 24, 2011 10:03 PM

    Can’t wait to see 9ers go out in the first round. As soon as they face a high scoring offense (falcons, saints, packers, lions) they’ll be doomed. They aren’t built to score crazy points they run the ball well and dink and dunk all the way down the field and kick FGs then they hope the defense forces 3 n outs. Look up Alex Smith average yards per pass, it’s 7.

  27. drecuz says: Dec 24, 2011 10:08 PM

    @Blackfootkiller

    I understand this isnt college but the rule is what it is. It was an illegal hit as quoted by Mike Pereira. Even if it wasnt illegal he was still down when touched so no fumble on the play.

    I counted several bad calls on the refs against the niners as well, like a phantom block in the back. When it came down to it Seattle didnt take care of business.

    It is what it is man.

    12-3!

  28. bobhk says: Dec 24, 2011 11:03 PM

    blackfootkiller says:
    Dec 24, 2011 8:15 PM
    Whiners fans…Whine even after they escape with the win!
    Better enjoy it boys…If nothing else the Hawks showed everyone how to beat you in the play offs.

    ——————–
    Like how? By going 17-19 against the 49ers.
    Looks like he’s a sore loser and reality challenged.

  29. dirtyjersey9er says: Dec 24, 2011 11:07 PM

    @steelersbowl

    You must have not seen the game because they clearly explained the penalty that happened. It was the same ruling that happened weeks ago with Victor Cruz of the Giants where he gave himself up. And since he had given himself up after falling he was hit helmet to helmet which is always called. You should know that by now considering James Harrison loves the helmet to helmet hits.

  30. dirtyjersey9er says: Dec 24, 2011 11:09 PM

    @blackfootkiller

    A: If that was the blueprint on how to beat the 49ers then why did Seattle still lose at home to the 49ers today when employing that game plan.

    B: Don’t be bitter because Pete can’t do as well when all the other teams can also pay players.

  31. the1849ers says: Dec 24, 2011 11:20 PM

    Lost a lot of respect for the seahawks on that Kyle Williams hit. Let me show you where you can put your skittles.

  32. Nevis says: Dec 24, 2011 11:39 PM

    The record is 4 TDs given up in a season. Niners have 1 and face the Rams. St Louis would need 3 rushing TDs to prevent them from the season record. Not likely.

    Amazing.

  33. shanehawks says: Dec 25, 2011 12:01 AM

    I give the niners credit, they won, plain and simple. With that being said do not say we are playing at the “height” of our potential, we have the second youngest team in the NFL and our potential will eventually just become instinct and that’s when we will be considered “good” by the national media. Seahawks fans know we have a good team now and will only improve. I’m saddened that we aren’t going to make the playoffs this year, and I HATE the niners with a passion but don’t u miner fans come on here and say you whopped our ass because plain and simple both teams were incredibly physical and tough. That being said Seattle got 100 plus rushing yards with a make shift o line and a td against ur precious defense and we will be back next year better and look forward to fighting you for the division title! Merry Xmas national media members can kiss my ass and most importantly go Hawks keep fighting and showing people we deserve respect

  34. billb49 says: Dec 25, 2011 1:46 AM

    How utterly pathetic and low-class Seahawks and Steelers fans are. You’ve got two helmet-to-helmet hits on a guy who’s already on his knees, you’ve got the ref explaining the rule to everyone and whining Seahawks fans are complaining about 15 yards. 15 yards? They should have been thrown out of the game. And on top of that, Robinson’s sitting on the bench laughing about it while they’re still attending to the injured player. No-class player, no class team and no class fans. And, we’ve got a hawks fan who thinks a guy who’s knees are on the turf when he gets hit fumbled the ball??!! Yikes, man. Wise up. Then on top of that, we’ve got a whining Steelers fan talking trash about the Niners after his team was completely owned last Monday night. Hey Steelers fan: SCOREBOARD!

  35. mi6agent says: Dec 25, 2011 1:58 AM

    It’s disgusted to see the dirty play of the Seahawks launching their helmet at a defendless player after he clearly gave up on the play. Even more classless, the Seahawks fans kept cheering when the injured player looked motionless. Some 49ers players even signaled for medical staff to rush out. I just completely lost respect for the Seahawks nation.

  36. shawnc16 says: Dec 25, 2011 3:39 AM

    majorseahawk says:
    Dec 24, 2011 8:07 PM
    BS call by Winter. He was never downed by contact, that should have been a fumble and Seattle’s ball. This isn’t college or flag football, that’s a live play and its still legal to tackle guys last time I read the rule book.

    _______________________________

    How could it possibly be a fumble? If his knees are on the ground when he was hit, the second he was touched he was down. Doesn’t matter if he lost the ball from the hit cause he was down when the hit took place.

  37. trollhammer20 says: Dec 25, 2011 4:41 AM

    I agree with the official’s call on the kick return. The guy’s knee is down, so it can’t be a fumble, because the moment he’s touched, he’s down by contact.

    The thing it, it was really a horrible, horrible play by the return man. The Niners are actually kind of lucky the ‘Hawks were so close to the play, because Williams was about to flip the ball to the ref. You play to the whistle, not when you assume you’re down. And if you’re on defense, you hit that guy, because for all you know, he’s about to realize what an idiot move he’s made and will suddenly hop up and start running (think Auburn in the National Championship Game last year).

    I think the ‘Hawks are two players away from being a pretty formidable team. Unfortunately, the two positions they need – QB and a pass-rush specialist – are usually the most difficult to find.

  38. ceadderman says: Dec 25, 2011 4:59 AM

    @bigredjbird… (falcons, saints, packers, lions)

    9ers beat the Lions straight up in their house. Let’s see Megatron score on us in a soggy Candlestick. Not that it matters cause the 9ers broke that string of games with a TD. You thought it was loud in Detroit? You ain’t seen nothin yet. 9er fans know how to turn it up in the Playoffs. A lot of us 9er fans from back in the day are still breathin y’know.

    Let’s see the Falcons do that too. They gotta keep All Day off Ryan and I don’t see that happening.

    Saints are decent but don’t forget 9ers barely lost to them with an incompetent OC and Coach on the sideline. It’s gonna be decided by Strength of Schedule or Conference record.

    Now against the Pack? That’s a winnable game. They’re injured, it’s gonna be cold and the ball will be compared to a lead brick. It’s anyone’s game. I will say however that if Orton and the Chiefs can beat em than the 9ers can. Green Bay is soft against the Run. Would love to see Frank get his carries in that matchup.

    Not that it matters though cause you can only hope someone else does what your team couldn’t!!!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  39. travisblink619 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:02 AM

    I have watched every Niner game this year. While I don’t like to make any excuses, I have seldom seen plays called in their favor. One fairly illegitimate call in favor of the 49ers was last week with the leveraging call on the field goal attempt. However, earlier in the game, there was very clearly a leveraging penalty that did not get called.
    In this weeks game there was very obviously a offensive PI against the Seahawks that got called defensive PI against Terrell Brown.
    So, everybody needs to just suck it up, and realize that every team has lived by the refs and every team has died by the refs at some point. I’m sick of folks constantly bitching about bad calls against them, and not cry BS when it goes in their favor.

  40. briank1ne says: Dec 25, 2011 12:53 PM

    As a niner fan i really find alot of humor in the excuses week in and out by other teams fans. The lions. The steelers. And of course the seahawks. Have fun wishing we will lose in the playoffs. harbaugh 2. Kindergarden caroll 0

  41. yourtiy says: Dec 25, 2011 5:04 PM

    There was no helmet to helmet contact on that play.. and the play was still going, so if you are an NFL player you hit the ball carrier. -_-

    Big deal, you beat a team full of rookies. How many years has it been since the 49er’s have won the conference? And who won the conference 5 times during that time?? oh thats right, the seahawks. Wait till next year.

    Good luck winning playoff games with your kicker when you have to play the saints/packers. the SF offense is terrible and if your defense can barely hold back the struggling hawks.. it doesnt look good for the 49er’s in january.

  42. ninerdynasty says: Dec 25, 2011 9:32 PM

    yourtiy says:
    Dec 25, 2011 5:04 PM
    There was no helmet to helmet contact on that play.. and the play was still going, so if you are an NFL player you hit the ball carrier. -_-

    Big deal, you beat a team full of rookies. How many years has it been since the 49er’s have won the conference? And who won the conference 5 times during that time?? oh thats right, the seahawks. Wait till next year.

    Good luck winning playoff games with your kicker when you have to play the saints/packers. the SF offense is terrible and if your defense can barely hold back the struggling hawks.. it doesnt look good for the 49er’s in january.

    ———————————————-
    Dude, play was over anyway, when he got hit.. his knee hit the ground before the ball popped lose…and yes there was a helmet to helmet.

    Seahawks barely had one good season, they just benefitted from the fact that every team sucked in the nfc west.

    Offense is terrible? if they are able to score FG’s that means that they are moving the ball.. i think you meant, red zone offense is terrible. there, i fixed it for you moron.

    So, before the seahawks were all saying how they were better and they were goimg to “beat our asses” and now the team is filled of rookies? whaa whaaa.. keep whining.. just like everyone else the niners beat. ask the lions, pitts and giants fans.. you guys should all just make a lil group called.. ” we hate the niners cuz they beat us up and we shouldve won” whaa whaaaa

  43. billb49 says: Dec 26, 2011 12:57 AM

    Funny how hawks fans are not only bitter, but stupid. Let’s see, hawks fans, last time I checked, if a guy’s knee is on the turf and he gets touched, the play is over. So, and we’ll go slowly for you so you might be able to get this through your rain-soaked skulls, if a guy gets hit with a cheap shot while his knees are on the ground, the play’s over. Get it? I know it may be hard for you to comprehend, but try real hard.

    All you’ve done with this game is insure that the Niners get real up every time they see you in the coming years. Nobody’s going to forget those cheap shots. The Seahawks are done. They’re done for the 2011 season and the next time they see the Niners, the Niners defense will be laying guys out the Niners way – with incredibly hard, but clean hits. Most of you fools don’t remember what the Niners did to the LA Rams – they basically ran them out of California. They ran them out by being real up for every single Rams game. Every game was like blood sport, like a playoff game. This Niner team is going to do the same thing to your Hawks. Five years from now, you’ll be worried about where they’re moving to.

  44. billb49 says: Dec 26, 2011 1:05 AM

    One more thing, Hawks fans. That first rushing TD scored on the Niners this season was on a drive that began on the Niners 5 yard line. That tackle Marshawn Lynch shed in the backfield was attempted by the Niners second string linebacker. Grant is a very good player and so is Lynch. But, the Niners first string linebacker is the best linebacker in the NFL. He’s a lights-out tackler. If Patrick Willis is playing, that play is a four yard loss. So, congratulations on being the only team this year able to get a runner into the Niner endzone, but understand how you were able to do it. Remember, when Willis was in the game starting the season, Lynch ran for under 40 yards. He was a non-factor. Your plan is a hard-running team. You play in the same division with the best running defense in the NFL. Good luck.

  45. jailbreakout says: Dec 26, 2011 1:15 AM

    As a Seahawk fan all I can say is this. That game on Saturday was a very good game and had lived up to its billing. I used this game a measuring stick to see how far we have come. I think the Hawks are going to be very tough next year.

    Along with the 49er’s and the Cardinals the NFC is going to be the cream of the crop next year.

    I CANNOT WAIT!!! It’s going to be fun!

  46. mystifiedsg says: Dec 26, 2011 3:20 AM

    Props to SF, although you didn’t win as much as we lost because of “mental errors”. If our special teams/FB didn’t utterly fail us, you guys would have been going home with the loss, and guess what, nothing would have changed, SF still makes the playoffs and seattle still watching from home!

    Lots of plus sides on the hawks this year, and I doubt anyone will deny that they were surprising. Going with the old Seattle adage of “There’s always next year” (yes we’re good at saying that)

    I can’t wait for the playoffs, so SF can lose and they can continue their nearly decade long streak of insignificance. I like the Cards/Sea rivalry a lot more, for some reason the AZ fans seem more cultured and less, how do you say…gay.

  47. savannahrose44 says: Dec 27, 2011 10:23 AM

    I don’t know what made me laugh harder discosucs2005 who seems to think the youngest team in the league is playing at the peak of their potential, or the 49er fans who think they are going to get past Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on their way to a SB. Reality check needed. SF will be incredibly lucky to make it through their first game.

  48. savannahrose44 says: Dec 27, 2011 10:31 AM

    billb49 says:
    Dec 26, 2011 1:05 AM
    One more thing, Hawks fans. That first rushing TD scored on the Niners this season was on a drive that began on the Niners 5 yard line. That tackle Marshawn Lynch shed in the backfield was attempted by the Niners second string linebacker. Grant is a very good player and so is Lynch. But, the Niners first string linebacker is the best linebacker in the NFL. He’s a lights-out tackler. If Patrick Willis is playing, that play is a four yard loss. So, congratulations on being the only team this year able to get a runner into the Niner endzone, but understand how you were able to do it. Remember, when Willis was in the game starting the season, Lynch ran for under 40 yards. He was a non-factor. Your plan is a hard-running team. You play in the same division with the best running defense in the NFL. Good luck.

    Remember the first game of the season Seattle’s O-Line had never played a regular season game together at that point, they were fielding the youngest line in the league, they had a new O-Line coach, new OC and new Assistant Head Coach. Lynch was a non-factor because they were still trying to jell as a unit. Congrats on keeping him contained in the first game of the season, but understand how you were able to do it.

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