Seahawks defeat 49ers in ugly game


He's constantly dodging disaster because of an offensive line that has major pass-blocking problems.

It took some more magic from quarterback Russell Wilson to make it happen and avoid an 0-2 start.

Fellow wide receiver Doug Baldwin marveled at the feat in the locker room following the Seahawks' 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. That touchdown marked the first time the Seahawks scored in 14 quarters.

Russell Wilson's escape act saved the Seattle Seahawks from starting the season with two consecutive losses. However, Rawls won't make much of a difference if the offensive line doesn't improve after a woeful performance against the Packers. Foster was a unanimous All-American selection previous year at the University of Alabama and the 2016 Butkus Award victor as the best collegiate linebacker, and the 49ers were thrilled to get him in the 2017 NFL Draft.

At one point, coaches asked the rookie from Oklahoma State if he wanted to take a play off. Missed a couple days to rest and we'll see how he is tomorrow and all the way to gameday. In the opener, Wilson threw Graham's way seven times. He was 23-for-39 for 198 yards with the one touchdown pass and no interceptions.

Richardson suffered a compound fracture of the ring finger on his right hand earlier in the game.

Otherwise, the 49ers had just 160 yards on 46 plays and no real success on third downs, hitting on just 2 of 12. If Bevell expects this offense to create points, he needs to be able to get the run game going. It will be important for San Francisco to try to get into a quick rhythm in the passing game by getting the ball to Pierre Garcon.

"I'm not happy at all".

When Wilson connected with Paul Richardson midway through the fourth quarter for the go-ahead touchdown, it was a somewhat redeeming occurrence against a 49ers team with 35 new players, 15 rookies and its fourth head coach in four years.

Well, there was the drive that won the game and then the drive that sealed it. "I felt like we had that opportunity and we didn't get it done which is extremely disappointing". However, the 49ers could not capitalize and settled for a 40-yard field goal from Robbie Gould. The first was set up by a 61-yard run by Carlos Hyde. The 49ers managed just 217 yards of total offense. Tanner McEvoy was unable to corral a high pass from Wilson in the end zone on the second drive. Rawls will be playing for the first time this season. Reaching the end zone just 20 percent of the time would likely be enough, but right now even that seems like a pipe dream.

"It's only two games".

"I didn't really put it together".

The run defense held its own as well until the game's final possession. Seattle DE Cliff Avril has 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his past five home games vs. the 49ers. Seahawk general manager John Schneider confirmed on the team's pregame radio show that Lacy wasn't injured. It was a surprise absence as Lacy had not appeared on any injury reports. Coming off a broken tibia last December, Thomas had 11 tackles and one pass defense in the Packers' 17-9 loss Sunday at Green Bay.

The 49ers play the Rams in Los Angeles on Thursday.