Few people thought the 49ers were going to go into Seattle and beat the Seahawks, but the 49ers gave the home team a scare. If not for injuries and a bad call, San Francisco might have been able to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson, and the Seattle Seahawks knocked archrival San Francisco from playoff contention 17-7 Sunday.
For the second time this season, the Seahawks and 49ers will meet. Both teams need a win for their playoff hopes, but it’s the 49ers who are on the verge of being eliminated. San Francisco has not looked good the past two weeks and will need to quickly turn things around if they want to avoid their 3rd straight loss.
The Thursday Night game between the Seahawks and 49ers was not as competitive as anticipated. Despite being at home, and needing to win this game more than their opponent, San Francisco had no answer for the defending Super Bowl Champs, and the result was a Seattle victory.
Anthony Davis is still recovering from his concussion and Justin Smith has a bad back, but Smith will play and no other important players will miss this important game. Seattle on the other hand has no new injuries, making both sides relatively healthy.
When the 49ers and Seahawks square off Thursday it could mean the end of one of the two’s playoff chances. While neither will be technically eliminated, the loser will essentially need to win out, which is a tough task when considering the two teams remaining schedules.
Seattle’s 19-3 victory over the Cardinals Sunday moved both the Seahawks and the 49ers within two game of Arizona, the NFC West leader.
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The 2014 Oakland Raiders not only have yet to win a game this season, but they are also on pace to post the worst team rushing yards total since the NFL switched to 16-game seasons in 1978. That’s right: The Silver & Black can’t run the ball, and it’s killing their rookie quarterback’s chances to succeed.
The Oakland Raiders dropped to 0-8 on the season, dropping a 30-24 decision on the road to the Seattle Seahawks. The Silver & Black had a chance with an onside kick, but they couldn’t recover it. They were doomed in the first half by several mistakes that led to a 21-point deficit at halftime, and now the team must regroup—again.