The Seattle Seahawks proved Sunday night that last December’s trashing of the 49ers was no fluke. They trashed them again, perhaps even worse. The final score was 29-3, but this game was over by half time when the score was only 5-0.
The 49er defense played much better than last year, but the offense turned in its worst showing since the awful days of Jim Hostler’s tenure as OC. The game plan sucked, the offensive line couldn’t block, the WRs couldn’t get open, the RBs couldn’t gain a lick, and the QB couldn’t figure out anything at all. A completely shut down unit. Five turnovers and three interceptions. Almost a full quarter less in time of possession.
The 49ers clearly cannot beat Seattle in Seattle. The only question left is whether they can beat them in Candlestick. If they can’t, then the team’s reign as NFC West champion and SB contender is over after a giddy two year cruise.
With last year’s “fluke” excuse swept away, you have to wonder about the Rams now, too. The 49ers couldn’t beat them last year — twice. Fluke? Or an indication that the team has slipped to third place in the division?
Colin Kaepernick got all the offseason accolades, but Russell Wilson is having the last laugh. He didn’t have a great game, either, but he made the plays that won it. Kaepernick never completed a meaningful pass the entire game. And you can’t blame all of that on the game plan. If you’re a super star QB, you gotta make some plays to keep your team in the game.
We sucked, folks. And right now, Pete Carroll is thoroughly enjoying some big time payback on Jim Harbaugh.