SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Seahawks head into their farewell week after a wild, high-turnover overtime victory.
The 49ers wanted to take control of the game early on, just as the Seahawks stormed back, when the 49s looked like Seattle was in control, they got a defensive score to return to the game.
After even stranger events, Jason Myers drilled the winner of the game to give the Seahawks a 27-24 victory at Levi's Stadium.
Here are six quick reactions to the victory, which improved Seattle's record to 8-2, while the 8-1
1. The defense turned things around after a hard start.
The Seahawks were unsatisfied with their defensive game last week, despite a win, and overall, this season's side has not met Seattle's standards of ball, especially when it comes to a pass rush in nine games only brought 15 bags.
And when the 49ers scored two points ahead of the field with their first two possessions, it seemed like a long night for the Seahawks to defend. After these two early scores, however, the Seattle defense has fundamentally changed the situation.
After these two results in the first quarter, the next nine possessions of the 49er went to Punt, Punt, Fumble, Punt, the end of half, Turnover on Downs, Intercept, Fumble, Punt, before the offense finally scored again and for a game drove intermediate in the middle of the fourth quarter.
On the way, the Seahawks received a defensive touchdown from Jadevon Clowney, who returned a mistake by Jarran Reed (10 yards) as a result, intercepting Quandre Diggs in his first game with the Seahawks and a forced mistake by Clowney that was taken by Poona Ford found again.
In addition to Clowney's score, the other two companies contributed to setting up Seahawk's touchdowns.
Perhaps the appearance of a pass rush, which was difficult to bring to life this season, was the biggest encouragement for Seattle. The Seahawks fired the 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo five times, beating him ten times and pushing him on incomplete passes on several other occasions.
Unfortunately, the defense could not find the necessary support at the end of the regulation, as the 49ers were aiming for a game-winning field goal to send it into overtime. However, the defense made two major stops in extra time, forcing the 49ers to take a shot-on attempt to keep the Seahawks alive for the shot-breaking goal of Russell Wilson.
2. Jadeveon Clowney was phenomenal.
Clowney has been one of the best players in Seattle all season since joining the team, but this game may have been his best ever in a Seahawks uniform. In addition to his fumble recovery for a touchdown, Clowney had a sack / fumble in his second season to initiate another touchdown, picked up five tackles, five quarterback hits and made a series of games that did not show up the statistics book, such as a print in the fourth quarter, which caused Garoppolo to pump incorrectly and hold the ball long enough for Al Woods to get the bag.