The best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game


The Seattle Seahawks provided numerous great plays last Sunday, but one Thomas Rawls touchdown stood out above the rest.

Well it is mid-week and that means that we need to talk about the best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game.  Fortunately there were a lot of great plays to choose from this week.  It was easy to feel great about what we saw on the field, however the 49ers are a much worse team than the Seahawks.

The 49ers are in the running for the coveted 1st overall draft pick in next year’s draft, which of course goes to the worst team in the NFL in the previous year.  But let’s just keep in mind that we played a divisional opponent at home and got a much needed divisional win.

The best play from the Seahawks and 49ers game comes early in the fist quarter, the  49ers were held to their first three and out on their first possession and the Seahawks had begun driving down the field.  With the ball at the Seahawks’ 49.5 yard line and a first down with ten yards to go, the Seahawks line up in the shotgun with three wide receivers lined up to the left, one to the right and

Thomas Rawls lined up to the right of Russell Wilson.  The 49ers rushed their four down lineman as well as the middle linebacker to put pressure on the passing situation.  Wilson quickly turns and lobs the ball over to the right where Rawls was waiting for it.  It is worth nothing that this play had two other options that were wide open at the time when Wilson threw the ball.

Rawls makes a fantastic catch and immediately begins to move up field.  Rawls running near the Seahawks’ sideline gains eight yards before anyone makes contact with him.  Finally Termaine Brock tries to force him out of bounds when Rawls continues to run through him.

Rawls didn’t just break the tackle, he forced Brock to the ground and then hurdled over him, only going down because he could not regain his balance after hurdling over Brock at the 49ers 30 yard line.  Unfortunately Rawls did step out at the 38 yard line which cut the run short, however it was amazing.

Nov 22, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the fourth quarter in a game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 29-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

While there wasn’t a touchdown on this play it set the tone for the entire game.  The Seahawks wanted to play their physical brand of football against Santa Clara and they succeeded.  Rawls spent the entire day tearing the 49ers defense apart which opened up the airways for Wilson to go 24/29+ for 260 yards 3TDs and 0 INT.

However the hero of the day was Rawls, rushing for 209 yards on 30 carries and pulling in 3 passes for 46 yards.  Rawls was a beast and his physical style of play throughout the game truly made the Seahawks unstopable.