The best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game


The best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game came as a challenge this week.  It was similar to the challenge I felt after looking at the Bears game in week three, there were simply too many good plays to pick one as the best.  However after great introspection, and a missed deadline, I found the best play of the Seahawks and the 49ers game.

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This play happened late in the game after a Santa Clara rookie had just completed a career night, collecting 390 yards.  Yes Bradley Pinion, the punter out of Clemson just punted back to the Seahawks for the 9th time in the game.  To put this in perspective Santa Clara had only 8 first downs.  The game was a dominant effort by the Seahawks in offense (20pts) and defense (Michael Bennett was named Defensive Player of the Week for the NFC with 3.5 Sacks, 4 Tackles and 1 Assisted Tackle).

Oct 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second quarter at Levi

The Seahawks got the ball at the 25 yard line and the play was first and 10.  The Seahawks lined up in a single back formation with Russell Wilson under center with Marshawn Lynch lined up as the featured back.  There was 3:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, Seahawks lined up strong right with Luke Wilson and Jimmy Graham lined up on the right side of the offensive line.  Wilson motions Jermaine Kearse over to be lined up off the line near the far right side next to Jimmy Graham.  Wilson snaps the ball and turns to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch.  Lynch dives straight ahead for a gain of three . . . and then he breaks a tackle, bumps the play outside for a gain of 12 before he goes down.

Oct 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) leaps over the pile for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi

While this play may not have been the most electric play (like Michael Bennett’s sacks or Tyler Lockett’s first NFL receiving touchdown) it is without a doubt the best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game.  This play, late in the game, illustrates that the Seahawks are learning from a rough first half of the season.  Consider this as you mock me, if the Seahawks had been able to move the ball late in the game in any of our four losses we would be in a much better position.  This play shows us that the Seahawks have moved in the right direction in 2015.  Now we need to see how the team reacts to a big win over a hated rival and a little extra time off.  Time to regroup and head down to Dallas where Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are waiting, we will be ready.  Go Hawks!

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