8:30 PM ET, November 12, 2007
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
SEATTLE (AP) -- Darrell Jackson sat stewing at his locker long after most of his San Francisco teammates left Monday night, the longtime Seattle receiver still wearing his grass-stained 49ers uniform.After a historically bad night for his new team during another steady victory for his old Seahawks, Jackson could be excused for momentarily wishing he had never changed jerseys.
After starting 2-0, the 49ers looked to challenge the Seahawks in the NFC West. But after getting shut out by Seattle, the 49ers have dropped their last seven, becoming just the fifth team in NFL history to lose at least seven straight after winning the first two of a season.
|Cleveland Rams (1941)||9|
|Frankford Yellow Jackets (1930)||10|
Brown barely missed a 54-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in the first half -- his first miss this season on a kick that wasn't blocked. ... Seattle has posted three shutouts in its last four Monday night games. ... "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey, in town to promote his stake in the MLS expansion franchise coming to Seattle, attended the game. Cleveland's favorite son waved the "12th Man" flag while cheering for the Seahawks, who lost to his beloved Browns last week.
The first offensive play of the game for both teams pretty much made the statement for their respective seasons, as well as this game. On their initial possession, San Francisco QB Alex Smith threw a pass to WR Darrell Jackson who failed to come up with a catch on a ball that was difficult but definitely could have been caught. On Seattle's first possession, the Seahawks came out with an empty backfield, in essence saying that they were going to throw the ball first and run it just often enough to keep the defense honest. San Francisco played pretty basic defense, using maximum coverage for the most part which only allowed the 49ers to rush four defenders. The Seahawks' offensive line did a good job of protecting QB Matt Hasselbeck who had time to go through his progressions and find the open receiver.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.7||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:17||Will Heller 1 Yd Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown Kick)||0||7|
|FG||04:07||Josh Brown 20 Yd||0||10|
|TD||05:17||Maurice Morris 6 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)||0||17|
|TD||14:55||D.J. Hackett 10 Yd Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown Kick)||0||24|