The big news that is coming out from Levi’s Stadium is the victory of the 49ers 27-7 in Week 2 over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
From start to end the Seattle Seahawks could not get anything going with their run game. Former first-round draft pick Rashaad Penny, and Kenneth the Seahawks’ second pick of the second round this past April- combined to carry the ball 10 times for 25 yards. Penny led the Seahawks with 15 yards rushing on six carries, and Walker added 10 yards on 4 tries.
Seahawks Play Big Mistakes:
A series of first-half mistakes kept the Seahawks off the board and gave the 49ers plenty of chances to score. The offence struggled early against a stifling 49ers defence. Seahawks threw interceptions on back-to-back second-quarter drives, as quarterback Geno Smith threw a tipped pass intended for Tyler that was caught by San Francisco safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. at the 49ers’ 36-yard line.
On the next drive, the Seattle tried a trick play. By running back Kenneth Walker III took a direct snap on a play that had all four Seattle running back on the field. Kenneth handed the ball off to DeeJay Dallas, who threw the ball right into the waiting hands of San Francisco cornerback Charvarius Ward in the end zone with four minutes left on the clock.
The game swung in San Francisco’s favour once again after a few minutes, as Seattle special teamer Xavier Crawford bumped into Tyler on a 49ers punt. And the ball was bounced and recovered by 49ers’ Ross Dwelley at the 22. After three plays, Kyle Juszczyk took the ball in from the 4-yard line for a San Francisco touchdown and a 20-0 lead.
49ers ran the ball 45 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns, while Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo combined to go 15-for-24 for 184 yards and one score through the air. Aiyuk catches five for 63 yards with an average gain of 12.6 yards.
Shortly after Lance’s injury caught everyone’s attention at Levi’s Stadium: Pete Carroll coached of Seahawks’ questionable play call with about four minutes left in the second quarter.
After the game when Carrol was asked about the play, and immediately expressed regret over it. Carroll told the reporters I wish I would have called time out. I should have It was a cool play to call and to give a shot to. But it asks a lot.
After the game Dallas told to the reporters that We call that play Sports Center The corner, I thought he was going to commit to me so I raised threw and dropped back. He told me I just could not pull it back in time. Dallas also said that it was his first time running the play and it sucked it ended up the way it did.
Rushing game struggles:
After one week the Seattle defensive line battered Russell Willson to the tune of eight quarterback hits, and it was Seattle quarterback Smith’s turn to run for his life.
The defensive star of 49ers Nick Bosa hit him on five separate occasions, with two sacks. As a whole, the San Francisco defence finished with nine quarterback hits, two sacks, and seven tackles for loss. Now Bosa has seven quarterback hits on the season, after making contact twice last week against Justin Fields in the 49ers’ loss against the Bears.
Smith ended the game 24-for-30 for 197 yards, with zero touchdowns and one interception.
Seahawks came into the season confident in their rushing attack, with Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Walker, DeeJay Dallas, and Travis Homer set to contribute.
Seattle rushed just for 76 yards last week against the Broncos and followed that up with just 36 yards on 14 rushes, for an average gain of 2.57 yards. Rashaad led the Seahawks with six carries for 15 yards.