Seahawks stop 49ers four times inside 10-yard line in waning seconds for 30-23 win

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There was only one way to describe Sunday’s game in Seattle: It was drunk.

The teams combined for six turnovers, a safety, a missed extra point, five sacks, a fake punt for a 73-yard touchdown and a goal-line stand.

In the end, the Seahawks did what they have done to the 49ers in recent history: They beat them again. Seattle won its fourth consecutive over the 49ers and its 15th in the past 17 meetings, holding on for a 30-23 victory.

The 49ers had the ball at the Seattle 7 with 38 seconds and all three timeouts. Elijah Mitchell ran for 3 yards and then 1 yard to get to the 3-yard line. Jimmy Garoppolo‘s attempt to Trent Sherfield on third down was incomplete, setting up a dramatic fourth-down play.

He had Sherfield open, but Carlos Dunlap batted it away.

Earlier in the game, Dunlap sacked Garoppolo in the end zone for a safety.

The Seahawks ended a three-game losing streak, winning for the first time in Russell Wilson‘s return after finger surgery. They improved to 4-8, while the 49ers fell to 6-6.

Wilson had his best game since his return, completing 30 of 37 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The interception was Gerald Everett‘s fault.

Everett had a miserable day, with the Seahawks defense saving the tight end from being the goat. Everett fumbled in the first quarter, giving the 49ers a one-play, 24-yard touchdown drive. He dropped a perfectly thrown pass from Wilson in the end zone, and doubled down on the miscue, by batting it in the air for an interception that kept the Seahawks from any points. Everett then pulled off the hat trick with a fumble on a pass from Wilson at the San Francisco 2 with 4:03 remaining and the Seahawks in position to ice the game.

Tight end George Kittle starred for the 49ers, catching nine passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Garoppolo went 20-of-30 for 299 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

26 responses to “Seahawks stop 49ers four times inside 10-yard line in waning seconds for 30-23 win

  1. An axiom for Niner fans has been, when you see Dontae Johnson playing – the game is over.

    Thus ends Wilson’s era of dominance over the Niners (as a Seahawk). This game was reminiscent of our earlier match-up where the Niners had momentum in the first half and completely choked it away.

    At this point losing to Seattle is psychological, they have owned us for over a decade. On to Cincinnati

    Go Niners.

  2. Where is Trey Lance? Jimmy G is awful. He’ll be back in New England backing up Mac Jones.

  3. 9ERS were their own worst enemy and hurt themselves all day. When they weren’t hurting themselves the refs were there to make sure and help throw salt on their wounds. Nice blown call on 3rd and goal on the Sherfield pass in the back of the endzone ref, unbelievable

  4. Exciting finish at both ends of the field. Well done by both defenses.
    I have no dog in the NFC West fight, but it was amusing reading comments from pumped-up 49ers fans all week after their team finally won some games. Much of the talk centered on how absolutely dead the Seahawks are.
    Well, the 49ers DID win a couple of games, and Seattle IS really bad and all but dead.But guess what? Seattle beat Santa Clara today, so what does that say about the 49ers? Yes, they have a lot of injuries, but so does Seattle. By week 13 every team does.
    Maybe the last three weeks were more an anomaly than a resurgence?

  5. All around, this football season has been quite interesting. Even the juggernaut teams aren’t untouchable. Out of the blue, a scuffling Seahawks team knocks off a 49ert team trying to claw into the playoff hunt. Seems to be playing out in similar fashion throughout the league.

  6. Excellent win by a determined organization that will rebound next season in a division that’s theirs for the taking for the foreseeable future. Rashaad Penny FINALLY!!!

  7. dregonspengler says:
    December 5, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    Exciting finish at both ends of the field. Well done by both defenses.
    I have no dog in the NFC West fight, but it was amusing reading comments from pumped-up 49ers fans all week after their team finally won some games. Much of the talk centered on how absolutely dead the Seahawks are.
    Well, the 49ers DID win a couple of games, and Seattle IS really bad and all but dead.But guess what? Seattle beat Santa Clara today, so what does that say about the 49ers? Yes, they have a lot of injuries, but so does Seattle. By week 13 every team does.
    Maybe the last three weeks were more an anomaly than a resurgence?

    ————–
    You may find it amusing but you don’t know much. Whichever state Seahawks are in, they have got 49ers number. This coming from niners fan. It has nothing to do with how bad Seattle is. Niners are actually good for the wild card and the last three weeks were not an anomaly. It’s matchup. Niners have beaten Rams 4 straight times. What does that say about Rams. Nothing much other than niners matchup better against them.

  8. Good to see the 2012s back that have been in hiding all season.. You guys make sure to enjoy whatever meaningless garbage victories you get for the rest of the season. Enjoy watching Arizona in the Superbowl.

  9. Always fun to slap around Santa Clara twice a year. If we could just play them every week we would be 12-0. Great to have a get-right team in the division!

  10. 9ers fans act so hard yet they are from the lame millionaire bay area wow so hardcore. Hit up Chicago and Indianapolis if you want to see reality like they claim lmaoooooo

  11. That was a poorly officiated game. Talk about Seattle getting some home cooking. Keep in mind that Miamis draft position improved by Seattle winning. The refs were reminiscent of the WWE. Too many games are being decided by the refs. It’s quickly becoming unwatchable.

  12. Great win for Seahawks..could have gona either way in the end..but man these Seahawk fans are something else..you would think they are going to the playoffs after this win..

  13. Olyhawkguy says:
    December 5, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    Always fun to slap around Santa Clara twice a year. If we could just play them every week we would be 12-0. Great to have a get-right team in the division!>>>

    You are going to “get right” to finishing 6-11, and still not having a first round draft pick next year. Celebrate though.

  14. The 49ers first stop that ended up in a 75 yard touch down showed that Shanahan and crew are being outcoached more times than not. No points scored in the second half is on Shanahan more than Garoppolo. And trading three first picks for the first that landed a player that cant get on the field????? What about a corner???? O-Line in second that cant beat out anyone on the right side that is terrible?? A team that was ready to win now doesn’t have a top 5 pick seeing significate playing time.

  15. I love the way the 49ers played. They made a lot of mistakes but they were good enough to overcome their mistakes
    ..
    The officiating was the absolute worst, and most pathetic officiating crew that I have ever witnessed. Seattle is one of the most dirtiest defenses in the league, and they only got like two penalties called against them, and they called everything under the sun on the 49ers. Even a roughing the passer call when Arden Key left his feet and started his explosion into the QB when the ball was still in Russell Wilson’s hands…The refs absolutely ruined that game. Even the Seahawks fans were talking about how unfair the game was called on their post game show on talk radio. As much as they were throwing the flags on the 49ers during the game they decide to keep the flag in their pockets when the Seahawks committed an egregious defensive holding in the end zone on 3rd down in the closing seconds of the game. Like WTF? Where the officials drunk? What were you all doing. There were two teams on the field,look at both teams and call the game both ways.

  16. The blind Refs not only blew the Seattle PI in the end zone that they were happy to give the Seahawks earlier in the game. They were allergic to calling holding throughout including when Wilson got one of his TDs. The only good thing about his game is that Seattle is still done for the year even if they won this one. With the Ref’s help, the 49ers beat themselves, again.

  17. I don’t see any Seahawks fans on here gloating or saying the Hawks are playoff bound. What I see are some disgruntled Niner fans and a few people blaming the refs that obviously didn’t watch the game. Seattle’s season is likely over, but they can still make some noise. Also, very soon those “2012s” (which was always a lame insult) will be going on 10 years of support. Hard to knock them as bandwagons now. Just a thought…

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