The drive, and the one that followed to close out the game, may represent the fig leaf with which the offense uses to cover itself after a second consecutive embarrassment.
Seattle suffered a 17-9 loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, with Russell Wilson unable to get anything going through the air while the ground game also floundered as a result of another typically dismal showing from a much-maligned offensive line.
But in the fourth quarter, the 49ers gave up a go-ahead touchdown when Wilson scrambled from pressure and threw a 9-yard touchdown pass on third-and-7 with 7:06 remaining.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects that to indeed happen, saying: "They look like they're going to improve like insane, because they're so young and they're so new at it". "Maybe not as sharp because the balls were (dropped)".
Added left tackle Joe Staley: "Our defense did a great job keeping us in the game".
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San Francisco took a 9-6 lead in the fourth quarter, but a 9-yard touchdown from Russell Wilson to Paul Richardson regained Seattle's lead for good. The 49ers are in rebuild mode under new general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. "And that was disappointing".
Defensive heroics and Robbie Gould's three field goals nearly were enough Sunday to rally the San Francisco 49ers and end their six-game losing streak at CenturyLink Field.
"He's really downhill at you", Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Carson.
"You only have so many spots", Carroll said in reference to game-day rosters being limited to 46 of the 53 players. "What we were able to do in those last four minutes and to get some first downs, that was huge".
Wilson finished 23 of 39 for 198 yards and a touchdown.
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With the win, Vandy is 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2011, James Franklin's first of three with the program. Clemson piled up 578 yards of total offense, including 297 on the ground, in a 47-21 victory at Louisville on Saturday night.
After holding Seattle to a three-and-out, the 49ers took over with less than two minutes left in the half.
Before the game, punter Jon Ryan's wife, comedian Sarah Colonna, appeared to do a little trolling of the Seahawks' offense, tweeting "I love my husband".
"We've got a lot of highly paid guys on our side of the ball, and there's a certain level that's expected", Sherman said. And there have always been people who heal better than others and we'll see how this works out but you couldn't ask for a guys' attitude to be more on point to heal himself. Tyler Lockett led the Seahawks with six catches for 64 yards. He was also sacked twice.
"He struggled", Shanahan said. It will be important for San Francisco to try to get into a quick rhythm in the passing game by getting the ball to Pierre Garcon. Brian Hoyer is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 193 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception.
San Francisco got 98 rushing yards from Hyde in the second quarter alone to set up two Gould field goals that tied the score. Carlos Hyde rushed just nine times, but gained 45 yards. A 20-yard pass interference penalty helped the cause, giving Seattle first down at the San Francisco 12.
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Ward was moved from cornerback to free safety this spring as the 49ers' projected version of Thomas, but a hamstring injury has kept him from fully practicing since June, and Ward's availability remains in doubt for Sunday's game in Seattle.