Seahawks 27, 49ers 24

Off the top: Shit.

The 49ers, perhaps rashly, tried to beat Seattle with their B team Monday night, but came up a tad short when the B team kicker missed the game winner in OT.

Playing without their top two offensive players, George Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders, it became the Deebo Samuels coming out party. The rookie WR had eight catches for 118 yards. Kendrick Bourne played well except when he didn’t. Completely missing in action were Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin, who didn’t show up on the stat sheet for anything.

Seattle HC Pete Carroll whined after the game, like he usually does, that their offense didn’t look the same in OT without their top WR Tyler Lockett. What he didn’t say was the 49ers played the whole game without their top TWO receivers and the Seahawks were just plain lucky they didn’t lose the game anyway. Carroll could have said God was on his side, but that would have infringed on Russell Wilson‘s God patent, so he wisely refrained.

It was not a good night for Jimmy Garoppolo, who lost two fumbles and threw an interception. He tossed two ints on their final OT drive, but Seattle dropped them both.

The Niners dominated early and had a 10-0 lead when Sanders went out. After that, the offense managed only six points the rest of the game. With Sanders out, Seattle was free to sell out on their pass rush, not having much to fear from the 49ers’ remaining receivers.

The two teams play each other again, in Seattle on the final weekend of the season. That game might be for all the marbles in the NFC West. Or, by then, it could mean nothing at all. What’s clear is the two teams are going to be slugging it out for the foreseeable future, much like they did from 2011 to 2014.

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41 comments on “Seahawks 27, 49ers 24
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners win under same circumstances if Gould isn’t hurt.
    Gould makes game winning kick in OT.

    Hindsight says they should have gone for it on 4th and inches. Making that first down drains the clock and Seahags would have little time to make their comeback.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A wakeup call was sent. Stop reading press clippings.

  3. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Mistakes will kill you when you play a good team and that’s what happened IMO. Gotta draft some more WR’s.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Goodwin should be gone after this year as he’s trying out for Olympic team as a long jumper.
    Bourne shows why he was undrafted. He makes a good play and then follows up with a bad play. Too inconsistent and unreliable.
    Pettis will have to show vast improvement in training camp or he’ll be cut.

    Both Taylor and Hurd will be in the mix next year and if they sign Sanders there might be room for one more.

    I would look to draft a “joker” TE rather than a receiver.
    That is more in line with what this offense does.

  5. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Totally agree about Goodwin. Bourne is a hard one to pin down he seems to get open quite a lot and that is saying something. Pettis kinda reminds me of Brandon Loyd he will make a fantastic catch every now and again but we need a reliable target to go along with Sanders. I do hope we can resign him this off season. I still think we need the big WR and maybe Hurd is it. Hard to tell at this point.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Injury list is long

    WR Sanders (ribs)
    DE Blair (knee)
    TE Kittle (knee, ankle)
    K Gould (quad)
    NT Jones (groin)
    LB Al-Shaair (concussion)
    RB Breida (ankle)
    C Richburg (hand)
    CB Williams (hand)
    WR Goodwin (wrist)

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan says Blair is done for the year with torn ACL

    Staley has finger issue that might require surgery and he could be out for several weeks.

    Sanders has a rib cartilage problem and is day to day and Kittle and Gould are also day to day.

    Richburg hurt his non snapping hand and should be good to go.

  8. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We cannot afford another avalanche of injuries as we go into the tough part of the schedule. This does not bode well.

  9. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m more worried about the injury trend than I am about losing one game to a good team with a great 4th quarter QB.

    The 49ers were NOT going to go 16-0 this year. And not every team has a Clowney and a Wilson. Some days it just doesn’t go your way.

    But remove enough key pieces from your lineup, and you might start losing games that you otherwise would have won.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There’s good and there’s luck. If our kicker hits that FG, Wilson goes home as the loser and the goat for throwing the int.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Schedule is a changing

    Per Branch

    “The 49ers’ meeting with the Packers on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Levi’s Stadium was moved from 1:25 p.m. on Fox to 5:20 p.m. on NBC. Their Week 16 game against the Rams at Levi’s — which previously had yet to be assigned a day or time — was moved to Saturday, Dec. 21, and was given a 5:15 p.m. start time on NFL Network.”

    “The 49ers’ visit to New Orleans (7-2) on Sunday, Dec. 8, scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, is a candidate to move to an evening kickoff and replace the Seahawks’ visit to the Rams. The 49ers’ regular-season finale at Seattle (8-2) on Sunday, Dec. 29, scheduled for a 1:25 p.m. start, could also move to prime time. NBC has not announced which teams will play the Sunday night game on that date.”


    Niners have become must see TV in the eyes of NFL. That’s all contingent they win a few more games.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Way too soon to panic. The important thing is to come back strong next week and put the loss behind us. I still think 13-3 or maybe even 12-4 should take the division. If we stay healthy beyond what’s already water under the bridge, I still think we can do it. We just can’t afford to see a rash of new stuff.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy under assault due to average OL that cannot pass pro elite DL or handle stunts well, and WR depth that has majority of unit not able to get seperation.

    What to do?

    Coach up Jalen Hurd when healthy. Cannot count on 2020 draft picks to help here, too big learning curve.

    Improve IOL pass pro via draft or FA if possible.

    Coach up what we have.

    No high draft picks for D in 2020.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To me Pettis is a huge puzzle.
    His college resume says he hold the NCAA record for punt returns for TDs. So why is he only the backup punt returner?

    What Shanahan says is obvious. Pettis has not taken advantage of opportunities. He might have the talent but he has not exhibited much of it. This would be a good time to show what he can do.

    Time is running out for him especially when Taylor and Hurd are back.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Once the coach calls you out, in PUBLIC, I expect it’s a little too late to fix things.

    And I *strongly* suspect there is more going on here than a couple of drops. He’s been in the KS Doghouse since training camp. I suspect an attitude / effort issue, at the minimum.

    Team chemistry has been rebuilt this year and is very good now. You cannot overstate the importance of that. If this guy is a danger to that… Sayonara.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Against ARI the D is missing Kwon, Blair, and DJ Jones. Two weeks to figure out better approach to stop the run. Looks like Thomas is NT on base downs.

    Our O needs to help out the D again for a possible win. Are they up to it. Need Kittle and Sanders back for starters. The OL and running game should kick ass again with ARI front seven.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    16 million viewers for MNF, the best this season .

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    With all the draft hoopla about the ARI draft class, only #1 Kyler Murray QB and #3 Byron Murphy CB have been contributors and are starters.

    The others have not had much snaps in regular season. 3rd RD Zach Allen injured week 4 and recently IR’d.

    Kingsbury worried about keeping his job?

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    KS decided to go with smaller, speedier LB’s and has paid off with Kwon and Dre. More prone to injury but that is the accepted tradeoff.

    Bosa all-pro starter. Deebo starter. Hurd temporarily injured. Wishnowsky starter. Dre starter. Skule backed LT and adequate.

    3rd draft and they killed it. Unfortunately future drafts much less impactful.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not very smart of Bobby Wagner to reveal since Seahags have another game with Niners at end of season. Wagner claims they deciphered Jimmy G’s checkdowns and knew what was coming.
    Obviously that needs to be cleaned up.

  21. Scorpion05No Gravatar says:

    “Seattle HC Pete Carroll whined after the game, like he usually does, that their offense didn’t look the same in OT without their top WR Tyler Lockett.”


    Wilson has the 26th ranked O-line, lost his starting center, is down to his practice squad tight end, practice squad wide receiver (Turner), a receiver with limited routes and range of motion (Metcalf), with Josh Gordon picked up a few days before the game. Shanahan had 10 days to prepare with a MUCH more talented team, and Carroll is wrong for saying “Man, against this defense we could have really used Lockett?”

    Jimmy faced a defense that until Monday, was way below average the entire season. I don’t care which team you’re a fan of, that logic seems a bit lacking.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just when you thought you’ve seen everything, Myles Garrett totally lost it last night and did something you’ve never seen on a football field during a game and hope to never see again.
    No matter how upset you are you do not rip the helmet off the opposing QB and use it to assault that QB as a weapon.
    On the street that would be construed as assault with a deadly weapon and get you 5 to 20 years in prison.
    At a minimum Garrett should be suspended for the rest of this year and all of next. He’ll be lucky to escape jail time but that’s where he belongs because he’s a thug.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Jason Lloyd of THE ATHLETIC
    “In the second quarter of the second game of the season, Myles Garrett wrapped his arms around Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian and drove him into the turf at MetLife Stadium. The hit was gruesome enough to tear ligaments in Siemian’s ankle and end his season.
    The night cost Garrett $42,000 in fines and forced him to address the idea of whether or not he’s a dirty player.
    ”I know who I am and the guys within these walls know who I am and that’s not me,” Garrett said in September. “I’m not going to do anything to try and hurt this team or take out any player outside the rule book.”
    He can’t say that anymore. With one swing, he intentionally did something Thursday night that will hurt his team while trying to take out a player outside the rule book.
    Now this season of chaos has taken another dark turn. For a brief moment, Myles Garrett lost his mind Thursday night. Next he’ll lose so much more.
    Garrett’s season is over — or at least it should be. He can’t play another snap this year after ripping Mason Rudolph’s helmet from his shoulders and hitting him in the head with it near the end of the Browns’ 21-7 win. It was embarrassing. It was horrific. It was unprecedented.
    ”I have never seen that in my life,” Freddie Kitchens said. He’s not alone.
    Garrett has been inducted into the same wing of shame as Vontaze Burfict and Ndamokung Suh.”


    Include Albert Haynesworth into that wing for his foot stomping incident.
    Garrett joins Aldon Smith and Ruben Foster as two knuckleheads having
    immense talent and zero mental discipline and derailing promising careers.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Heh. So who still wishes this morning we’d drafted Myles Garrett?

    I think he earned a lifetime NFL ban there. And a year in prison. But then I have no tolerance for thugs.

  25. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    AZ is 3-6-1. There’s plenty of film on how to stop them.

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Repost of the jonnydel thread after ARI game. They get into D issues.

    Our weaknesses are lack of DL capable of 2-gapping (DJ Jones out on Sunday and he is small but our best 2-gap NT) and small LB’s filling the wide-9 gap. We lack players to excel at this.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will CLE have to pay while Myles Garrett suspended. Moron ruined his career and hurt his team and teammates.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The truth hurts.

    IOL can’t block Poona Ford, Mike Person puts girlie man block on Al Woods, cannot watch anymore for now. To think, I lapsed into homerism for a brief spell.

    SEA slapped me out of it.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kittle is a warrior and if you watched the last game he played in he only knows one speed. He is all effort but you have to cringe and wonder how much damage he’s doing to his knee/ankle injury if he is putting stress on that injury by refusing to go down and getting an extra yard or two.
    In this case he’s his worst enemy and simply should go down to prevent further damage. By sitting him out it protects Kittle from prolonging the injury and he is definitely needed to be as healthy as possible starting in the stretch of games that starts with the Packers.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick would be on a NFL roster if he left his politics at home.
    By choosing to use being a backup QB to be a platform to expound his views makes him radioactive and no team wants that distraction.

    If Kaepernick wants to be a politician than be one. The fact that he thinks nobody will listen to him unless he is on a NFL roster is his biggest problem. Kaepernick feels he needs the NFL to be heard and without them he is irrelevant.

    For most it’s all about football and does anyone care what Tom Brady or JJ Watt’s politics are? Most NFL players are apolitical and that’s the way it should be.

    Kaepernick wants to be an activist, so be one. Just don’t use the NFL as a soapbox.

  31. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If he had worked as hard at his game as Kaepernick did at Social justice, he’d still have a job in the NFL. Unfortunately, a QB who not only is a distraction but also cannot read defenses and refuses to adjust his game to what the defense is doing really has no value. That awful play where he ignored Torrey Smith uncovered against the Rams will always define his career in San Francisco. Million dollar talent, fifty cent head.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another thriller. This time it turned out the right way.
    If nothing else this team has heart.

    The second half was Garoppolo standing tall in the pocket and throwing on most of the downs.

    I’ll take a win anytime and this was a must win.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You forget that they came back from 16-0 a 3 score deficit as the team came out flat and it took a screen pass to Richie James to wake them up from their coma.

  34. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy has got to cut down on the unforced errors. Every game there are 2-3 throws he should not have made or way off target. In the playoffs that will kill us. And yes, he also made some big time positive plays too. But winning games while losing the turnover ratio is not the way to bet. It’s trying to fill an inside straight.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Branch

    “The Cardinals twice dared Jimmy Garoppolo to beat them this season.
    The result: 61 of 83 for 741 yards, with eight touchdowns and two interceptions.”

    I suppose when you throw 83 passes you rick INTs. His first pick today was ugly as he never saw the LB and threw it right to him. Second one was an inaccurate throw and tipped by the receiver

    Another TD was called back by a questionable holding penalty on Richburg which was very iffy. Otherwise Garoppolo would have 5 TD passes against the Cards today.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17