Lost in the various reasons the 49ers lost on Sunday night is the reality that they likely felt lost at times in a sea of raw loudness.
Seahawks fans (led by former defensive lineman Joe Tafoya) set out to set a record for crowd noise, and they apparently did. Twice.
Via the team’s official website, the record came in the first half, with a decibel level of 131.9. Then, in the third quarter, the 12th Man saw the 131.9 — and raised it to 136.6.
It supposedly qualifies for the Guinness Book of World Records, a title that is missing words like “Obscure” and/or “Contrived.”
Regardless, those are some high readings. If they’re legitimate.
I added that last part because the temperate on the field at Mile High Stadium for the first game of the season was supposedly 122 degrees. I was on the field. It wasn’t 122 degrees.
Regardless of the decibel generated last night, it clearly was loud in Seattle. And the Seahawks will be difficult if not impossible to beat there when the fans make that kind of noise.