Seahawks take down undefeated 49ers 27-24

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The Seattle Seahawks went into hostile territory Monday night against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers and found a way to grab victory from the clutches of the best all around team in the NFL. The Seahawks would celebrate a Jason Myers, time-expiring field goal to hush the hostile crowd for a 27-24 overtime victory.

The Hawks blew a chance on the opening drive of overtime to win the game when Russell Wilson was intercepted at the 4 yard line by Dre Greenlaw. Luckily, the 49ers Chase McLaughlin shanked the game winner after making his 1st three FGs.

The defenses dominated this game as both teams scored off fumble returns and each team forcing 3 turnovers a piece. While the 1st half wasn’t very nice to the Seahawks, the defense managed to only allow 10 points to keep the Hawks in the game. Jadaveon Clowney, who had 5 QB hits and one sack, would scoop up a Jimmy Garoppolo fumble and rumble to his 2nd TD on the season. And newly minted safety Quandre Diggs picked off Jimmy-G and return it 44 yards to set up another Seahawks TD.

The Hawks had a hard time standing prosperity however, as they took a 21-10 lead. The 49ers would storm back in the 4th quarter to tie the game forcing the extra time. The Niners would limit Russell Wilson to just 232 yards on the day and just 1 TD. They were not able to stop Wilson’s feet however, as in overtime he would rip off an 18 yard run (53 total) to set up the game winning field goal.

While the Hawks were inept on offense in the 1st half—partly due to the 49ers defense—they found a way to keep the Niners from managing much on offense. The 49ers had the #2 rushing offense in the NFL but managed just 87 yards which is ½ their usual per game average. Averaging just 3.2 yards per run, the Niners were exposed on offense managing just 3 pass completions over 10 yards on the day.

The win nicely sends the Hawks off to their bye with an 8-2 record. San Fran at 8-1 now are just a ½ game ahead of the Seahawks in the NFC West standings.  This was a must win, as a loss would have set the Seahawks 3 games behind the Niners. This win proves that the Seahawks are not ready to just hand the 49ers a championship, they will have to earn it.

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