The 49ers suffered a blowout loss in a 29-3 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Now only were the 49ers owned on the scoreboard but NT Ian Williams (broken ankle), S Eric Reid (concussion), TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) and DE Ray McDonald (unknown) were not able to finish the game. McDonald's X-ray was negative, according to Matt Maiocco.
Colin Kaepernick had his worst quarterback rating of 20.1 against Seattle. He finished completing 13 of 20 attempts for 127 yards and had three interceptions with no touchdowns. This was the first time Kaepernick threw more than one interception in his career.
"We're not going to win games if I play like that," Kaepernick said. "You have to try and make plays and this time, I forced them."
In the first quarter, the 49ers ended up blocking a punt with communication error on the Seahawks’ special teams unit. Craig Dahl was able to block it with no Seahawks lineman aware of the play happening, giving the 49ers good field position. Colin Kaepernick was on the five yard line, but threw an interception to Earl Thomas after it tipped off the fingers of Walter Thurmond.
After Russell Wilson threw an interception, there was a 60-minute delay with 3:13 remaining in the first quarter due to lightning.
The 49ers were inside their own five-yard line after a deep pooch punt by Jon Ryan. Bruce Miller was called for holding in the end zone, which led to a safety and the first points of the game as the Seahawks led 2-0.
Cliff Avril forced a fumble in his Seahawks debut which led to the second 49ers turnover as K.J. Wright recovered the loose ball on San Francisco 29-yard line. The ensuing Seahawks drive stalled and it led to a 30-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka to put Seattle up by five points.
To start the second half, the Seahawks drove on a 10-play, 88 yard drive that finished with a 14-yard Marshawn Lynch rushing touchdown for the first one of the game. The 49ers responded with a 21-yard field goal by Phil Dawson to make the score 12-3.
The Seahawks answered with a touchdown of their own to make it 19-3. Kaepernick threw two interceptions that led to 10 more points on the board for Seattle for the final score of 29-3.
Frank Gore was held to 16 yards on nine carries, which was one of the worst performances of his NFL career.
Jim Harbaugh said it wasn't a great performance and he tipped his hat to the Seahawks for their victory. Everything went wrong, according to the head coach.
"It wasn't our finest hour as it wasn't good enough," Harbaugh said. "We didn't put our players in position to be successful. We didn't make enough plays to be successful. I give [Seahawks] credit, they played well today in all phases. We didn't play nearly good enough. It is how it is."
The 49ers will face the Indianapolis Colts at home in Week 3.
-Before the injury, Eric Reid did well in tackling as the last line of defense. Craig Dahl was forced to step in at free safety.
-Glenn Dorsey became the starting NT in place of Ian Williams.
-This was the first time the 49ers didn't allow 100 or more yards on the ground against Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. He had a three game streak of 100 or more rushing yards against the 49ers prior to tonight.