Seahawks vs. 49ers final score: Seahawks win but offense struggles

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Center Justin Britt (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Center Justin Britt (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in an ugly game. There were some bad moments for both teams. But Seattle may have found some answers for future questions.

Well, for nearly all of the Seahawks versus 49ers game on Sunday Seattle’s offense was terrible. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw too high and missed receivers. He was lucky he did not have at least two interceptions. One of which would probably have been returned for a touchdown.

And thank goodness that pass wasn’t. Because neither team moved the ball well enough to score a touchdown. Not until the Seahawks scored in the fourth quarter. They scored on this play

This was a ridiculously athletic play by Wilson. But it also was a microcosm of the Seahawks offense. Seattle’s offensive line broke down and forced Wilson to make a play he shouldn’t have had to. The line was bad for the second straight week. It is difficult to see it improving much over the course of the season. Strange to miss George Fant so much.

Thankfully Seattle was playing an equally – and as it turns out, more so – inept 49ers offense. San Francisco has yet to score a touchdown in 2017. Seattle has one. And that was enough for them to win on Sunday.

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Chris Carson is a beast

The biggest positive to come out of the game for Seattle was that Chris Carson proved he should be the starter in Seattle. Again. When the Seahawks absolutely needed yards on the ground, Carson gave them those yards. Seattle took over control of the ball with a bit over five minutes left in the game and never gave it up. The Seahawks just kept giving the ball to Carson who picked up first down after first down. Until he didn’t need to anymore.

Which is weird really. Because the one drive where the offensive line looked good was the last drive when the Seahawks were simply going to run the ball. And only run. And Carson finished the game as the hero. 20 carries and 93 yards against the Seahawks bad line will do that.

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Now the Seahawks are 1-1. The defense played well again, of course. Seattle’s offense needs to get much better. Or they may not even make the playoffs. Or if they do, their playoff stay will be a short one.