Doug Baldwin and Christine Michael have big days as the Seahawks cruise to a 37-18 victory over the 49ers on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Some quick-hitting highlights from Sunday’s 37-18 Seahawks win in our 2-minute drill:
Player of the game: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin had his second big day in three games this season, catching eight balls for a career-high 164 receiving yards. Baldwin had a 59-yard grab that set up Jimmy Graham’s first touchdown reception of the season in the second quarter and he also had a 16-yard scoring grab of his own early in the fourth quarter to complete the Seahawks’ scoring. Baldwin had nine catches for 92 yards in the opener against Miami.
Play of the game: Christine Michael’s 41-yard touchdown run 43 seconds into the game put the Seahawks ahead to stay and set the tone that this would be a different type of offensive performance by Seattle. Michael finished with 106 yards rushing, a career high, and added a second touchdown later in the first quarter, the first two of his NFL career.
Turning point: The 49ers had a chance to get back in the game early in the second quarter when they forced a turnover and started at the Seahawks 30 trailing 14-0. They were stopped short of a first down at the Seahawks 4-yard line and settled for a 22-yard field goal by Phil Dawson with 9:41 to go in the second quarter. On the ensuing possession, the Seahawks drove 73 yards in four plays and scored on Graham’s touchdown reception to go up 21-3 with 7:53 to go in the half.
By the numbers:
15 Number of 100-yard receiving games by Graham in his career. Two of them are with the Seahawks, including Sunday’s game in which he had 6 catches for 100 yards.