Despite a commanding defensive performance and impressive showing running the ball, it wasn’t for the San Francisco 49ers as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 12-9. Here are the full postgame grades and analysis for the matchup.
Coming into the game against the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers were massive underdogs. For good reason too, considering the 49ers are coming off a 2-14 season and have struggled mightily playing on the road in Seattle in recent years.
But the team’s defense refused to play like underdogs, holding the Seahawks to only 12 points (who have averaged 27.0 per game at home in September under Pete Carroll) and was the sole reason San Francisco had a chance to win this game in the fourth quarter.
Through and through, the defensive effort from the 49ers was remarkable. The same cannot be said about the offense, which was repulsive barring a few players.
Running back Carlos Hyde ran with ease the entire game, all the way to a total of 124 yards on 15 carries. His backup, rookie Matt Breida, enjoyed a nice outing as well with 35 yards on just four carries.
That’s where the good stops, as quarterback Brian Hoyer played rather poorly and ultimately downed the 49ers’ chances of winning the game.
Here are the full grades and analysis from the matchup.