TE George Kittle ran wild against the Seahawks
In a game the Seahawks cannot afford to fall behind as the 49ers have a stingy pass rush defense, Seattle was not up to the task on this one. Seattle failed miserably on defense. As the Seahawks found out in the first quarter that scoring against the 49ers will be tough, they simply must not let them get ahead in the game.
However, during the 49ers’ second offensive possession, the Seahawks let tight end George Kittle find an opening in the middle, and quarterback Brock Purdy connected with him for the 28-yard touchdown that put the 49ers ahead 7-0 early.
That was not the game plan at all! Instead, the Seahawks are in an early hole on a somewhat passing game script against a 49ers pass rush with defensive end Nick Bosa running down Geno Smith’s throat. The Seahawks allowed George Kittle to get 93 receiving yards with 2 touchdowns in this game, including a backbreaker just after halftime.
Coming from the dugout, with the score 14-3 in favor of the 49ers, the Seahawks decided not to play defense for whatever the reason was and left George Kittle wide open again for a 54-yard score that put a dagger on the game and the Seahawks season. There are no excuses for that kind of horrendous defense, especially coming from the half.