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Seahawks running everywhere but end zone in first half

Marshawn Lynch AP

The Seahawks have a 10-3 lead over the 49ers at halftime thanks to their run game, but they learned the same lesson as every other Niners opponent on a drive near the goal line.

That lesson? You can’t run the ball into the end zone against San Francisco.

The Niners stopped three Seattle rushing attempts after the Seahawks got the ball to the seven-yard line and forced a short Steve Hauschka field goal instead of giving up six. That means their streak without allowing a rushing touchdown remains intact with 90 minutes left in the regular season.

Still, it hasn’t been a good half for the 49ers run defense. Marshawn Lynch has 83 yards and the team has 97 yards rushing, six more than the 49ers have allowed per game this season. That’s allowed them to control the ball and use a strong defensive performance to make an early Tarvaris Jackson-to-Doug Baldwin touchdown stand up for a lead heading into the second half.

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4 Responses to “Seahawks running everywhere but end zone in first half”
  1. oklahomaseahawk says: Dec 24, 2011 6:03 PM

    Now that were out the playoffs (barring a miracle) Seattle is focused on winning & stopping this record… Minus 6 starters.

  2. sportsguybayarea says: Dec 24, 2011 6:54 PM

    now that were IN the playoffs, were focused on a first round bye AND keeping this record going…minus #52

  3. averagewhitegirl says: Dec 24, 2011 7:17 PM

    Niners D…meet beast mode.

  4. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 24, 2011 11:25 PM

    Thanks, Michael Robinson. If you were awake while the play was going on, Beastmode probably could have scored on that 3rd down. And that boneheaded personal foul late in the 4th quarter didn’t help either.

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