Unfortunately for them, the offense couldn't find the end zone until late in the game, and the 49ers made things close throughout in a 12-9 win for the Seahawks. The Seahawks will face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. ET, KPTV-12, FOX, DirecTV).
In last Sunday's 23-3 opening loss to Carolina, Hoyer was 24 of 35 for 193 yards with an interception and 70.3 passer rating.
"He did a great job reading it and making big plays", Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said, adding praise of 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's schemes. It was Gould's third field goal of the game. Carson is no Lynch, not yet anyway, but he could be what the Seahawks need to regain the running-game mojo that was missing all last season.
That's the second longest drought to start a season for the Seahawks.
The 12-9 outcome over the lately decrepit San Francisco 49ers (0-2) met the minimum dictionary definition of a win. Seattle finally got their first touchdown of the year in the fourth quarter, on a Russell Wilson pass to Paul Richardson. Their defensive coordinator, Wade Philips, will smother this abysmal passing offense unless Shanahan makes major changes to it. Let's see what he's got.
"Sometimes it's good to win a game like that because it tests your composure", Wilson said. "We're lucky we got them early in the year". Even Wilson was greeted with a cascade of boos following consecutive third-quarter possessions where Seattle went three-and-out.
No one's had a better view of Thomas than Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who drafted Thomas in the 2010 first round.
"Ugly as hell. Very ugly".
"That's 14 points right there that would have made a difference", Carroll said of the drops. Every defensive lineman played well until the fourth quarter. ". I've played against these guys a bunch of times and they've whipped us before". Tennessee's DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry, and big offensive line will come right at Seattle's defense, trying to take it to them like the 49ers did today. Or they may not even make the playoffs. "I've got to play a whole lot better". "That's what the game gave me there at the end".
Sunday started with a huge surprise when Lacy's name was on the inactives list, which virtually no one saw as a possibility.
Veteran running back Eddie Lacy, who the Seahawks signed in March, inactive for the game. The rookie out of Oklahoma State finished the game with 20 carries for 93 yards, looking explosive out of the backfield. The 49ers' defense had contained Wilson for 52 minutes, had sacked him three times and got to him 10 times, but it wasn't quite enough.
Seattle sealed the victory with one clock-killing drive, the 49ers punting back to Seattle with just under 5 minutes remaining and watching as Seattle handed the ball off to Chris Carson five straight times, gaining two first downs and putting the Seahawks in position to run out the clock in a game. Now, Seattle will have to try and make sure that's true for the season, too.
A 49ers defense that had no sacks in a Week 1 loss to Carolina had three against Seattle's Russell Wilson along with three more quarterback hits.
Hoyer struggles, again After a dud in his Week 1 debut, Hoyer struggled in his first-ever appearance in Seattle.