Monday, September 12, 2011

49ers 33 Seahawks 17

It was a rough day for the Seahawks, as they drop their season opener to the San Francisco 49ers. They were marred all day by untimely penalties and poor field position. The first half was indeed a lackluster performance by the offense, held to under 50 yards in the half and held scoreless. The defense however, was a bright spot indeed. All throughout the game, the 49ers had great field position and they held the 49ers offense to only 16 points in the first half.To Continue...The run defense in particular gives disappointed Hawk's fans something to be optimistic about. They held Frank Gore to 59 yards on 22 carries, a 2.7 average. Despite the uninspired performance in the first half, the Seahawks roared back in the second. After stopping the 49ers on their first second half possession, Seattle marched right down the field on a 56 yard scoring drive, with Tarvaris Jackson hitting Golden Tate on a quick slant for a touchdown. The stale play calling suddenly became exciting, with a little razzle dazzle reverse to Ben Obomanu. Where was this in the first half??
Late in the 4th quarter, the score was 19-10. The Hawks desperately needed a score, and they got one. Tarvaris Jackson hit Doug Baldwin on a quick slant. Baldwin hit the gas, and outran the 49ers defense for a 55 yard TD. The Seahawks were finally clawed their way back into the game. It wouldn't last. On the ensuing kickoff, Ted Ginn Jr rumbled 102 yards down field for a touchdown. After a Seahawks three and out, they punted to Ginn. Bad idea. He took that kick 55 yards for a touchdown, thus sealing the game.
They fell apart down the stretch, and it is unfortunate that they have an incredibly tough match up next week in Pittsburgh. Seattle may very well find themselves o-2 after next Sunday.
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