The battle for first place in the NFC West is a defensive struggle.
Through 30 minutes of football, the scoring has been nothing but field goals, and the Seahawks have taken a 6-3 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The fans in San Francisco booed as their team left the field at the end of the second quarter, and the pressure on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith may be mounting. Although Smith has avoided any interceptions, he’s just 7-for-15 for 59 yards. Fortunately for the 49ers, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hasn’t been able to get much going, either, completing six of 13 passes for 103 yards.
This may be the kind of game in which one big play from either quarterback is enough to make the difference. At halftime we’ve had zero big plays from either quarterback.