Silver linings: Seahawks at 49ers

October, 23, 2012
Looks like I forgot to run one of the customary post-defeat "Silver linings" files. Thanks for the heads up on my Facebook page, Pete.

The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 4-3 with a 13-6 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
  • Officials assessed only three penalties against the Seahawks, the third time in four games Seattle had five or fewer in a game. The team had 32 over its first three games.
  • Marshawn Lynch reached 100 yards rushing for the second time in his past two games against the 49ers.
  • Seattle allowed 27 percent conversions on third down.
  • The Seahawks allowed one touchdown in four red zone possessions, picking off 49ers quarterback Alex Smith on one of those possessions.
  • Jason Jones and Greg Scruggs recorded sacks.
  • Seattle allowed zero receptions to 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, who had caught at least one pass in 58 consecutive games.
  • Center Max Unger received high marks for his work against 49ers nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga as Seattle averaged 4.7 yards per carry.
  • Russell Wilson threw accurately on deep passes for tight end Evan Moore and running back Robert Turbin.
  • The Seahawks allowed only one offensive touchdown for the fifth time in seven games.
  • Seattle limited an opponent to three or fewer points in the first quarter for the sixth time in seven games. The team has allowed 16 points in seven first quarters.
  • Seattle is finished with its divisional road schedule.
Looking ahead: The Seahawks visit Detroit in Week 8.



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