It didn’t take long for the absence of Justin Smith to become obvious.
The 49ers defensive tackle, out tonight with an elbow injury, let a gaping hole in the middle of his defense, and Marshawn Lynch just ran through it.
Lynch’s 24-yard touchdown run, right through the spot Smith would have been, has given the Seahawks a 7-0 lead on Sunday Night Football.
It’s a (typically) rainy night in Seattle, and the premium will be on running the ball and stopping the run. So far, it’s advantage Seahawks.