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49ers Bumble Their Way To First Loss Of Season

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Tonight the San Francisco 49ers couldn’t make up for their own mistakes. The result a 27-24 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks at home.

Offensively the 49ers couldn’t get a consistent run game going. With the Seahawks making a concerted effort to make Jimmy Garoppolo throw the football and it didn’t work to start as San Francisco took a 10-0 lead. Thanks to a Kendrick Bourne 10-yard touchdown reception and a field goal from the recently signed Chase McLaughlin.


For the Seahawks its offense struggled in the first half. Their only touchdown came on a fumble returned by Jadaveon Clowney.  Though it seemed Russell Wilson started to get in a rhythm on their last possession before the half. Jaquiski Tartt made one of the most sensational effort plays as he ripped the ball away and recovered the football.

Turnovers and drops became the story especially in the second half for the 49ers. One an interception which went off the hands of Bourne which got returned for 44 yards. That resulted in a Wilson touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Hollister. Garoppolo fumbled for the second time and the result a Chris Carson one yard touchdown run.

Heading to the fourth quarter the 49ers trailed  by their largest margin of the season. With Garoppolo and the offense not making plays, the defense came up with one. As Wilson fumbled one of the Seahawks recovered and got stripped by DeForest Buckner who recovered the football and took it 12 yards for a touchdown. The 49ers converted on a two point conversion.

McLaughlin kicked his second field goal of the game to tie the game up at 21-21. San Francisco stopped Carson on a third and two and Jason Myers made a field goal with one minute and 45 seconds left. Garoppolo didn’t look poised, yet managed to throw underneath and got the necessary yardage for a field goal attempt. McLaughlin with six seconds left made his third field goal of the game to tie the score at 24-24.

The game went to overtime. Seattle won the coin flip and a long time consuming drive did not result in point as rookie linebacker Dre Greenlaw intercepted Wilson with a return of 47 yards. San Francisco utilized the fresh legs of running back of Raheem Mostert and got to field goal range. Unfortunately the fourth attempt from McLaughlin did not have any chance of being made.

After the 49ers defense forced a punt. Kyle Shanahan elected to go with three straight pass plays including one on third down to go deep to Deebo Samuel. All three were incomplete and took only 14 seconds off the clock. Giving Wilson plenty of time to get the Seahawks offense in field goal range.

It’s exactly what he did. Myers kicked the game winning 42 yards.

 

 

 

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