Quarter notes: Third
In a nutshell: Seahawks 35, 49ers 6. The 49ers came out on their first possession and moved quickly to the Seahawks’ 32, but Leroy Hill forced a fumble after a reception by Mario Manningham and Kam Chancellor recovered. Russell Wilson then directed a 15-play, 68-yard drive that ended with his 4-yard TD pass to Doug Baldwin and consumed almost seven minutes. The Seahawks converted five third-down situations, including the TD pass, as Baldwin made a leaping grab in the end zone. The 49ers had the ball on the Seahawks’ 3 as the quarter ended.
Player of the quarter: Wilson. The rookie QB hit five passes for 47 yards and ran for 9 yards on the Seahawks’ TD drive.
Plays of the quarter: Let’s make it plural and go with the third-down conversions in the Seahawks’ TD drive. On third-and-2, Marshawn Lynch ran for 10 yards. On third-and-1, Michael Robinson ran for the 1. On third-and-8, Wilson passed 17 yards to Jermaine Kearse. On third-and-6, Robert Turbin made a nice grab of an 11-yard pass from Wilson. Then came the TD pass, on third-and-goal.
Number of the quarter: 15. The numbers of minutes left for the Seahawks to clinch a playoff berth.
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