He's baaaaaaack: Richard Sherman returns to Seattle to face his former team just as they hit their stride. Packers? Check. Panthers? Check. A Sherman revenge game? Well, he arrives with the 2-9 49ers. Follow along for live updates, highlights and more from CenturyLink Field.
1:25 p.m. | CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Wash.
TV: FOX | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: fuboTV
3:24 | Seahawks 43, 49ers 16 The 49ers were on the Seahawks’ doorstep again, but Bobby Wagner gave them one big, fat *nope.* He picks off Nick Mullens, goes the full 98 yards and is subsequently dog-piled on in the end zone, presumably too tired for another Seahawks TD dance.
7:46 | Seahawks 37, 49ers 16 Starting right guard D.J. Fluker came off the field midway through the fourth quarter with a right hamstring injury. With two Seahawks’ staffers supporting him, he managed to limp into the pop up injury tent on the sideline. However, the injury appears serious enough that a cart later came down the Seahawks sideline to drive Fluker back to the locker room.
Running back Chris Carson left for the locker room shortly thereafter for X-rays on a finger injury.
14:06 | Seahawks 34, 49ers 16 Dante Pettis strikes again, and taking the first play of the following drive 75 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion would have pulled San Francisco within two scores, but it’s fumbled and no good.
14:17 | Seahawks 34, 49ers 10 Jaron Brown reels in his second touchdown of the day, and the Seahawks open up a a lead that is looking harder and harder to overcome.
11:24 | Seahawks 27, 49ers 10 Dante Pettis, the former UW star and 49ers second-round pick gets in the end zone for the 49ers’ first TD of the game.
14:44 | Seahawks 27, 49ers 3 The beatdown continues. Tyler Lockett sprints 84 yards upfield on the opening kickoff return of the second half. Then Rashaad Penny scoots 20 yards into the end zone to score. Touchdown, Seahawks.
Halftime thoughts from Bob Condotta:
- We are seeing one of Russell Wilson’s best seasons. He has three TDs in six passes this half, perfectly executing the offense the way Pete Carroll wants it — run to set up big plays in the passing game. Wilson is now six away from tying Dave Krieg for the most in team history.
- But speaking of Wilson, all six of his passes have gone to the left side, away from Richard Sherman. He sort of doesn’t even appear to be looking to that side. But with a 20-3 lead it hardly matters.
- Some interesting line usage today with Joey Hunt getting a snap at fullback with Tre Madden out, and that early big Rashaad Penny run coming out of a formation with four OLs and two TEs to the right and then Penny taking a pitch to the weak side to the left.
Michael Dickson is continuing to show why the Seahawks selected him in the fifth round of last spring’s NFL Draft.
In the first half on Sunday, Dickson’s three punts traveled 47, 43 and 56 yards – with a grand total of two return yards. He landed his first punt at the 49ers’ 7-yard line, and his 56-yard punt was subsequently muffed and recovered by Seahawks cornerback Neiko Thorpe. Once again, the Seattle punter is making a positive impact.
— Mike Vorel
1:17 | Seahawks 20, 49ers 0 The Seahawks take no time to take advantage of the recovered muffed punt, with Russell Wilson finding Doug Baldwin for six.
2:00 | Seahawks 13, 49ers 0 Forced to punt from their own 14-yard line, it appeared the Seahawks were about to give the 49ers good field position and chance to get on the board before half. Instead, Richie James muffs the Michael Dickson’s 56-yard boot and the Seahawks recover.
13:41 | Seahawks 13, 49ers 0 Seattle takes little time to strike again. On the second play, Russell Wilson goes deep to Tyler Lockett — 52 yards and a TD. There’s a flag on the play, but it’s on San Francisco. No PAT issues for Sebastian Janikowski this time.
1:25 | Seahawks 6, 49ers 0 Jaron Brown did not catch a pass in three consecutive games. He snapped that streak in a big way on Sunday.
In the Seahawks’ second drive of the day against the 49ers, quarterback Russell Wilson faked a handoff and hit a wide open Brown for a 45-yard gain. Later, on third-and goal, Wilson found Brown again in the corner of the end zone for a 4-yard score.
Entering the game, Brown had caught eight passes for 83 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. He added two catches for 49 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter on Sunday. —Mike Vorel
10:47 | Seahawks 0, 49ers 0 Former Husky Dante Pettis, in his rookie season in San Francisco, got his first touch back in Seattle on a jet sweep, but Seattle linebacker Austin Calitro sniffed it out for a loss of two. Seattle gets the ball back and also is eventually forced to punt.
There were no real surprises on the list of the seven inactive players for the Seahawks against the 49ers Sunday.
The list included three players who had been listed as out or doubtful/questionable due to injury — linebacker K.J. Wright, fullback Tre Madden, safety Shalom Luani and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen.
The other three were healthy scratches to get the team down to the gameday maximum of 46 — cornerback Kalan Reed, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and defensive end Rasheem Green.
The game will be the first this year that Stephen sits out. A free agent signee from the Vikings, he has been a starter all season and played in all 11 games though he has been battling a foot injury much of the year — he recently sat out most of a week of practices to get a treatment out of the area.
Stephen’s backup is listed as Nazair Jones, who has played sparingly much of the year but was a big factor last week against Carolina. He will likely get the start at Stephen’s listed right defensive tackle spot. —Bob Condotta
It’s an hour from kickoff, and Richard Sherman just took the field in his familiar No. 25 jersey. Except, it’s a white jersey with red trim because he’s now a 49er. In case anyone wondered how the Hawks fans at CenturyLink Field would receive their former star corner? A round of boos went around the stadium from the couple thousand fans who are at their seats early.
This was juxtaposed by the loud cheer for Russell Wilson when Wilson jogged out of the tunnel for warmups. Sherm’s revenge tour has officially begun!!! —Stefanie Loh
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