Geno Smith on his contract ending: "I want to finish my career in Seattle…they embraced me. I want to repay them for that." His eyes were moist. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/Q5NbmCb9S3
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DK Metcalf now has 3 career receiving TD of 50+ yards in the playoffs, tying Hall of Famer Randy Moss for the 2nd-most all-time. Only Hall of Famer John Stallworth (4) has more such TD in postseason history. #Seahawks @Seahawks
Jason Myers from 56 yards to give the @Seahawks the halftime lead! #SuperWildCard 📺: #SEAvsSF on FOX 📱: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3H6fD4Y pic.twitter.com/1PGzFZhafy
Objectively good game for Deommodore Lenoir. Just beat Tyler Lockett, one of the game's best
Pete Carroll currently in a hoodie, but not a hat.
"Out of the four years I've been here, this is probably the team I love the most." #GoHawks x Ryan Neal pic.twitter.com/slVt1stNkY
Bruce Irvin takes down Purdy! #Seahawks #SuperWildCard 📺: #SEAvsSF on FOX 📱: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3H6fD4Y pic.twitter.com/EaMFyuxzws
TD Seattle, Kenneth Walker. Seahawks at 4.6 yards per carry. The 49ers have to tighten that up to avoid these long drives vs them
.@Seahawks injury update: LB Darrell Taylor is Questionable (neck stinger).
DeeJay Dallas limping off. And Austin Blythe also down.
Michael Jackson and Tariq Woolen have touchdown-saving pass breakups in the end zone. Big-time plays.
The Seattle Seahawks are up against it this afternoon as they face the heavily-favored San Francisco 49ers on the road in a playoff matchup.
Here are the inactives lists for both teams going into today’s game.
WR Penny HartCB Artie BurnsCB Xavier CrawfordOLB Josh OnujioguLB Vi JonesG Phil HaynesRB Tony Jones Jr.
QB Jimmy GaroppoloCB Ambry ThomasOL Nick ZakeljTE Ross DwelleyRB Ty Davis-PriceRB Tevin ColemanDE Drake Jackson
Check back later for highlights and analysis after the game
The NFL fined #Seahawks S Quandre Diggs $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct — pointing at the #Rams' sideline after his overtime interception in last week's victory. No flag was thrown. pic.twitter.com/s5fiaIMucr
A lot of emotion, tears in this Seahawks locker room. LB Cody Barton said this is the first time he's cried after a football game. The suddenness of this season ending after having the lead in the second half of a playoff game no one expected them to have is hitting hard
A third penalty for ineligible downfield on Damien Lewis.
Tanner Muse breaks up that third down play. Mike Mayock is cheering somewhere.
Poona Ford ruined that 49ers drive, a pair of blowups and plus snaps into the backfield that may have saved Seahawks four points. SF lining up for field goal. It's good. 49ers 13, Seahawks 7--but that's a win for Seattle's defense.
Veteran defensive lineman Shelby Harris in particular jumping all around, high-fiving Seahawks teammates during pregame. Today is the 31-year-old veteran's first career playoff game. This week he called the experience "surreal," but that there's more work to do.
Uchenna Nwosu putting on a run-game clinic off the edge, man. Whew.
And now some words between the two teams after replay shows Johnathan Abram running at Samuel's leg after the play.
Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator Shane Waldron walk the field's entire perimeter and talk about 2 1/2 hours before Seahawks begin against the 49ers in for-now rain-paused Santa Clara @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/eFK0hNRHSn
Seahawks pregame at 49ers: Tanner Muse next to Cody Barton at inside linebacker again with Jordyn Brooks on IR, Ryan Neal back starting at safety after 3 games out (knee).
DL Quinton Jefferson speaks for every Seahawks defensive player after 49ers shredded Seattle for 505 yards (181 rushing, 324 passing) and 41 points to end Seattle's season: "They whipped our ass. They could do whatever they wanted. "It was a frustrating game." And season.
The first playoff game of the weekend features two teams that Arizona Cardinals fans know well. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers play in the Saturday afternoon game.
However, despite being two very familiar teams, there aren’t really any Cardinals connections.
In fact, between the two rosters, only one former Cardinals player can be found.
The 49ers do not have any former Cardinals and the only one on the Seahawks’ roster is receiver Laquon Treadwell, who was on the Cardinals’ practice squad briefly this year
Tanner Muse in for Alexander Johnson at inside LB to begin this Seahawks defensive drive.
Brock Purdy kinda reminds me of a young Stetson Bennett.
With Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, the 49ers have arguably the best RB, the best WR and the best TE with the ball after the catch in the NFL. These dudes all can scoot.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Johnathan Abram's ankle-twisting of Deebo Samuel "pissed the team off." The 49ers put their collective foot down after that and pulled away.
Charles Omenihu strips Geno and Bosa recovers! Huge @49ers takeaway in the red zone. #SuperWildCard 📺: #SEAvsSF on FOX 📱: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3H6fD4Y pic.twitter.com/L6byd90Uba
Nick Bosa: "They were doing a little dirty stuff to our offensive guys and I would not piss off the dudes on offense. Especially Deebo, because he'll make you pay. .. Don't poke the bear."
George Kittle: "There's nothing like sweeping the division and then beating them again in the playoffs. And I wish one (other NFC West team was in the playoffs) so we could beat them again, too."
"Thats why I know he'll be a big time player in this league for a long time." Fred Warner with high praise for Brandon Aiyuk 🙌 pic.twitter.com/UJwmxrb7SO
Kyle Shanahan, call sheet safely in hand, arrives at Levi's Stadium for today's #49ers - Seahawks playoff game. pic.twitter.com/76x6ZguYn4
Team-leading 11 tackles for Dre Greenlaw in his return from injury
That was a terribly unwise penalty from Jimmie Ward. Free points opportunity for Seattle. Wow
What a throw from @BrockPurdy13 to Jauan Jennings! #SuperWildCard 📺: #SEAvsSF on FOX 📱: Stream on NFL+ bit.ly/3H6fD4Y pic.twitter.com/yai3prvPVS
Slippery Brock strikes again, this time finding Elijah Mitchell wide open for the score.
Per source, Broncos have scheduled HC interviews with 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans on Thursday; Dallas DC Dan Quinn on Friday. That would be 8 HC candidate interviews. See what happens from there. Again, Sean Payton, Raheem Morris interviews are Tuesday. #9sports
The #49ers get into the red zone but settle for a Robbie Gould field goal. #49ers 3 Seahawks 0 First Q, 10:13
Charvarius Ward missed only one tackle all regular season — whiffed on Metcalf there
Danny Gray's biggest play as a 49er so far comes as a gunner
Arik Armstead quietly remains one of the best players in football...except that sack wasn't so quiet
#49ers inactive players for NFC playoff opener vs. Seahawks: QB Jimmy Garoppolo RB Tevin Coleman RB Ty Davis-Price TE Ross Dwelley OL Nick Zakelj DL Drake Jackson CB Ambry Thomas
Good for Deommodore Lenoir. He's taken a lot of criticism (fair criticism) in recent weeks.
This Jordan Love vs. Trey Lance QB battle in Indy this summer is gonna be entertaining. twitter.com/thompsonscribe…
Trent Williams begging for a late hit on Purdy after that throw.
Biggest play of the season so far for Javon Kinlaw on that second-down stop. Overpowering
#49ers LB Fred Warner is a tails loyalist when it comes to the coin toss. Seahawks just called heads. Warner grinned as soon as they called it. It was tails. Niners, per custom, deferred to the second half.
Seahawks timeout on third-and-5 allows Talanoa Hufanga to rush back into the game, after having his left cleat taped by 49ers staff on sideline
#49ers settling for field goals on two red zone trips keeping the Seahawks in this one. That drive killed by second down sack after Aaron Banks missed block. It's 13-7 Niners with 7:41 left in second quarter.
|SF||1ST||10:16||Robbie Gould kicked a 34-yard field goal||0||3|
|SF||1ST||5:17||Brock Purdy passed to Christian McCaffrey to the right for 3 yard touchdown||0||10|
|SEA||2ND||13:19||Kenneth Walker III rushed to the left for 7 yard touchdown||7||10|
|SF||2ND||7:45||Robbie Gould kicked a 33-yard field goal||7||13|
|SEA||2ND||5:08||Geno Smith passed to DK Metcalf to the left for 50 yard touchdown||14||13|
|SF||2ND||0:17||Robbie Gould kicked a 46-yard field goal||14||16|
|SEA||2ND||0:01||Jason Myers kicked a 56-yard field goal||17||16|
|SF||3RD||7:19||Brock Purdy rushed up the middle for 1 yard touchdown||17||23|
|SF||4TH||14:10||Brock Purdy passed to Elijah Mitchell to the right for 7 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt converted, Brock Purdy pass to George Kittle.||17||31|
|SF||4TH||11:04||Brock Purdy passed to Deebo Samuel to the left for 74 yard touchdown||17||38|
|SF||4TH||4:59||Robbie Gould kicked a 31-yard field goal||17||41|
|SEA||4TH||1:52||Geno Smith passed to DK Metcalf to the right for 3 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt failed, Geno Smith pass to DK Metcalf.||23||41|
|Bryan Mone||DT||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Jordyn Brooks||LB||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Jason Verrett||CB||Knee (acl)||OUT|