Lightning was striking Seattle with 3:13 remaining in the first quarter between the 49ers and Seahawks. On the previous play during a punt return, lightning was visible when the 49ers returned the punt. This became the second NFL game in Week 2 to be delayed due to lightning. The Buccaneers and Saints were delayed earlier in the day.
This is the third delay in three years for the 49ers. In 2011, Candlestick Park was blacked out against the Pittsburgh Steelers. During the Super Bowl, the Superdome in New Orleans was blacked out.
The biggest significant loss was when Ian Williams injured his left leg on the 49ers’ second series on defense. Making his second career start, the nose tackle was tripped up by Seahawks defensive lineman J.R. Sweezy. Williams will not return to the game and Glenn Dorsey took his spot at NT. He has recorded one sack thus far.