Russell Wilson began throwing for two touchdowns and running for the third, and the Seattle Seahawks came back from back-to-back defeats to beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-21
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Russell Wilson spins away from a sack and delivers a perfect strike for another TD pass.
Seattle’s slow start and rare losing streak are a thing of the past, thanks to yet another past performance from their star quarterback.
Wilson got off to a rough start to the game by throwing two touchdowns and running for a third, and the Seahawks bounced back from back-to-back defeats on Sunday to beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-21.
Coach Pete Carroll said, “I thought Russell was fantastic today. It was very tough. He just stayed on the course, lived with it and really relished the chance to win the game when you didn’t think there was any.” Way. It didn’t look like it was going to happen.”
The Seahawks (2-2) went three-out on their first five drives of the game and appeared to be in danger of their first three-game losing streak in the season with Wilson at quarterback.
But Wilson recovered and won for the 100th time as a starter in the regular season, joining Peyton Manning as the only quarterback to do so in his first 10 seasons.
Wilson said, ‘I am excited about the next century. “There’s more championships. There’s a lot more things we want to do.”
Wilson connected with a 12-yard TD pass to DK Metcalf late in the first half and then produced two touchdowns around one to Freddie Swain with a 16-yard run and 13-yard pass in less than a minute in the third quarter. did. Kickoff foiled by Trenton Cannon.
Swain had TD pass vintage Wilson, who walked away from a stoic Deontay Johnson and avoided Nick Bossa before finding Swain for TD, which Wilson ranked as one of the top 10 plays of his career .
“I was speechless, man,” said left tackle Duane Brown. “It was one of the best plays he’s seen in my time. It’s normal for him.”
Alex Collins added a 14-yard TD run at the start of the fourth quarter and pulled it off after losing to 49ers (2-2) quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a calf injury at halftime and playing all games without injured kicker Robbie Gould. were unable to.
Garoppolo threw a 21-yard TD pass to Ross Dweley on the opening drive, but did nothing else before leaving with an injury.
“I thought I might try to leave,” Garopolo said. “It just kept getting worse and worse, traveling down the Achilles a bit. But we’ll find out more tomorrow with an MRI and everything. Just hoping for the best.”
Rookie Trey Lance took over and added a 76-yard touchdown pass to DeBo Samuel, but the Niners crossed midfield only once and then scored another TD pass to Samuel with 1:20 remaining. Seattle retrieved the onside kick to seal the game.
Lance scored 9 for 18 for 157 yards with two TDs, a run of 41 yards and a 2-point conversion run.
“I think there were good and bad plays in the half,” said Lance. “I missed some big ones, missed some easy ones, missed some checkdowns. Definitely some drama I want back.”
The Seahawks took a long time to move on the offensive with three straight outs to start the game. Seattle was held to minus-7 yards on those properties before breaking Collins with a 28-yard pass in the opening game of the sixth drive.
Wilson then completed a 28-yard pass to Metcalf to get Seattle into the red zone and capped the drive with a 12-yard throw to Metcalf that tied the game at 7.
San Francisco scored their 12th TD of the season on the opening drive from Garopolo to Dwelly’s pass.
Those scores come from 12 players as the Niners are the first team since the merger with 12 different players to score their first 12 TDs.
Seahawks: LB Cody Barton (ribs) left the game in the first half.
49ers: Garoppolo says he expects to miss only “a couple of weeks” with a calf injury. …’s Robbie Gould had clearly injured his groin in the warmup and was unavailable. Punter Mitch Wishnowski scored an extra point on the opening drive, but missed a 41-yard FG effort later in the first half. Vishnovsky missed an extra point after San Francisco’s second TD after a foul start before a 2-point attempt. … Lt. Trent Williams walked into the second half with a shoulder injury. … DE Arden Key was assessed for a concussion.
Seahawks: Thursday night host Rams.
49ers: Visit Arizona on Sunday.
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