SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Call it the week of broken streaks.
One day after the Cleveland Browns finished the Denver Broncos '11-game winning streak against them and three days after the Los Angeles Chargers put a stop to the Kansas City Chiefs' nine- game hex over them, the San Francisco 49ers made it to the Seattle Seahawks
Kick Robbie Gould's 36-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 6 seconds left in overtime brought to Seattle's 10-game winning streak against the 49ers, a span that included a loss in the NFC championship game following the 2013 season and dated to Dec. 8, 2013, when the Niners previously beat their once-fierce NFC West Division rivals.
The most recent loss in the streak came just two weeks ago, when the Seahawks walloped San Francisco 43-1
It means a ton, "49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. It's a division rival We're very sick about the way we lost two weeks ago.
"I really proud of the guys just not saying anything. I just knew it meant a lot to our guys. Especially after two weeks and to fans and everything since 2013. I hated to answer those questions every week. I definitely did not want to do a whole year.
Read Shanahan have any concern about whether or not he is now 4-10 team would be able to bounce back from that recent
Niners cornerback Richard Sherman, the longtime Seahawks star , said Shanahan made his team "painfully aware" of the losing streak. Defective coordinator Robert Saleh played what Sherman described as a "highlight tape for the other team" to his players to make sure they remembered what happened in the previous meeting.  "We took it personally," defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said. "They embarrassed out flat two weeks ago. Everybody from top to bottom is not happy about it. We knew it was going to be a dogfight coming this week and especially [because] we just played it two weeks ago. It was a long two weeks, for sure. Everybody wanted to get out there and talk.
Shanahan told the Niners that.
Shanahan told the Niners that he did not even have to tell you anything.
That message seems to resonate.
"Sometimes you need to touch guys' pride," Sherman said. "You need to have some pride. You're a grown man. They went out there and embarrassed you. How are you going to respond? And I think guys showed how they responded. "
Richard Sherman says it's a lot of defeating his former team, but Nick Mullens, who stepped up with the game on the line.
For Sherman, Sunday's win carried even more weight. Sherman acknowledged that the game had a little more meaning, even if he said it didn '.
Sherman was so porked at the Seahawks and especially quarterback Russell Wilson in his Thursday news conference that week after Seattle's defensive end, Frank Clark declares the Sherman era in Seattle over.
Sherman left his hand on the spotlight apparently illegal contact.
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– San Francisco 49ers (@ 49ers) December 17, 2018
Asked whether he thought the Seahawks might have overlooked the Niners considering they had just beaten them soundly two weeks earlier, Sherman expressed amusement at the notion.
"I highly doubt it," Sherman said. "I highly doubt it." Because just like I'm pretty inflammatory on the other side, I'm pretty inflammatory on both sides. They played it, they gave it a lot, they were playing it, they were playing it, they were playing it They're battled. "They played our tails off."
The 49ers' win did not come back, though. Their fourth victory dropped them from No. 1 in the draft order to no. 4, with the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets now ahead of them in the pecking order with two games to play.
Still, there is not anyone in the Niner's room who cared much about 2019
"It's huge for us," tackle Mike McGlinchey said. "Seattle is No. 1 for us in terms of the rivalry." We have not had them in a while , Sherm, Saleh, all of the guys that have played there, have coached there. "" It's huge for us to get over this hump and build on this for the next two weeks and next season, as well. "