The San Francisco 49ers had a great night at Lumen Field and comfortably defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-13 on Thursday Night Football in NFL Week 15, clinching the division title and access to the postseason.
Kyle Shanahan and his playbook are delivering some pretty amazing results for the Niners so far this season, regardless of who’s in the backfield. Currently, rookie quarterback out of the University of Iowa, Brock Purdy, has not felt the great pressure on his shoulders and is performing as if he were a veteran on the field.
The 49ers reached 10 wins, seven in a row, and four losses; the Seahawks were 7-7 in second place in the same division and in a difficult situation to qualify for the Postseason, three weeks from the end of the regular season.
Even with the return of their star running back, Kennet Walker, the seahawks couldn’t figure out the extraordinary defense of the Niners, led by the great performance of Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead and Fred Warner.
Like a week ago against the Bucs, rookie Brock Purdy had an outstanding performance. He passed for 217 yards and connected on two touchdown passes. He also shined George Kittle with two touchdown receptions and Christian McCaffrey, who had 108 yards and a score.
San Francisco’s defense, the best in the NFL, dominated the attack led by Geno Smith in the first quarter, who went to zero, limited to only two yards of advance.
For the 49ers, McCaffrey was the striker who opened the home defense. He ran for 29 yards and had 11 receiving yards as Brock Purdy capped the drive with a pass to George Kittle, who ran for a 28-yard touchdown drive that put them up 0-7. In the second quarter, Seattle cut back to 3-7 with a field goal.
It looked like the Seahawks were finally finding a rhythm in their offense, but with less than a minute to go before halftime, Dre Greenlaw caused a fumble that left the gambusinos attack six yards from the score, which McCaffrey landed to pull away 3 -14.
At the start of the third quarter, the attack of the team led by Kyle Shanahan exploded with an anthology pass from Purdy with a double fake for 54 yards that Kittle took for the second time in the game to the end zone, bringing the 49ers away 3-21. Seattle responded with a three-point kick, 6-21.
In the last period the Seahawks reacted too late with a touchdown pass to Noah Fant that left the score 13-21 for San Francisco.
Thus, forcefully, San Francisco is very excited about his great performances, especially on the defensive end. It should be noted that the Niners could not count on the services of Deebo Samuel, however, Kittle, Ayuk and McCaffrey supported the offense of Brock Purdy, nicknamed ‘Mr Irrelevant’.
In week 16, San Francisco will clash with the Washington Commanders, while the Seahawks will play their way to the postseason in a difficult matchup against Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs.
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