Seahawks Outlast Niners In Overtime Thriller

In a game full of twists and turns, the Seahawks got the win they needed

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
November 12, 2019 - 8:29 am
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In perhaps the most thrilling game of the regular season thus far, the Seahawks beat the 49ers, 27-24, as Jason Myers drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Seattle the win.

It felt like a playoff game. 

“It did, except it was as sloppy as a playoff game could possibly be,” Tacoma News Tribune Seahawks writer Gregg Bell said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “It was thrilling, it was exhaustive – it was all of that for five whole periods. But neither team can play this way and succeed in the playoffs.”

The 49ers (8-1) and Seahawks (8-2) combined for seven turnovers. Seattle had four. It was the Seahawks’ first win with at least four turnovers since 1984.

“That’s a long time ago,” Bell said. “That’s not going to get it done in the postseason. I thought Jimmy Garoppolo, for as much pressure as he felt, needs to hold on to the ball a lot more strongly than he did in the pocket. Russell Wilson made a completely uncharacteristic under-throw of Jacob Hollister on the first drive of overtime. If he had thrown it as he normally does, that’s a touchdown and the game would have been over right there.”

Wilson was 24-of-34 for 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception, whle Garoppolo was 24-of-46 for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Both quarterbacks were sacked five time.

“The pass rush, for the the first time, showed up,” Bell said of the Seahawks. “Jadeveon Clowney was all over the place. That’s why they traded for him. Five sacks on the night, 10 quarterback hits – by far the season-highs for the Seahawks – and they did it without blitzing a lot of the time, which, coming in, was the only way they were getting sacks. They were 25th in the league coming in in sacks, and what they did tonight won the game for them.”

Clowney got the Seahawks on the board late in the first half with a fumble recovery for a touchdown. That made it 10-7 and gave Seattle hope.

The Seahawks have a bye in Week 11 before playing three of their next four games on the road. They play the Eagles (5-4) in Philadelphia on Nov. 24 at 8:20 p.m. ET. The 49ers, meanwhile, host the Cardinals (3-6-1) this Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.