Seahawks vs 49ers: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s big win

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The Seattle Seahawks did what they had to do today against the San Francisco 49ers. They took care of business and came away with a convincing 29-13 win.

They also allowed Blaine Gabbert to look like a competent QB for far too much of game. They still cannot cover a tight end. The Seahawks also picked up a few potentially rough injuries.

Overall though a win is a win. The Seahawks made enough plays on both sides of the ball to win comfortably. There’s no reason to get too caught up in the negative this week.

Here are my five takeaways from today’s important win:

1. The penalty situation is insane

A week after Seattle have 17 called penalties (14 accepted) they followed it up with another eight this week. The Seahawks gave up 51 yards in penalties.

All five starting offensive linemen had at least one penalty. Russell Okung cost the Seahawks a shot at the end zone on the red zone possession.

Penalties have been a problem with the Seahawks since 2012. This year they aren’t playing well enough to consistently overcome all those mistake.

This is a problem that Pete Carroll’s staff is clearly not capable of correcting. The entire team must begin playing better if they are going to overcome all those penalties.

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