The San Francisco 49ers had chances to win their Week 10 prime-time bout against the Seattle Seahawks, ultimately losing 27-24 in overtime. Niner Noise grades out the effort and looks at key takeaways.
So much for the San Francisco 49ers going undefeated in 2019.
This, after the Niners fell in heartbreaking fashion, losing to their division-rival Seattle Seahawks 27-24 in Week 10 on Monday Night Football, ultimately falling short due to a missed field goal on San Francisco’s part before a game winner by Seattle in the waning seconds of the extra frame.
One missed field goal in overtime didn’t headline the 49ers’ multitude of mistakes, though. There were plenty on both sides of the ball, especially on offense. And the injury bug continued to bite San Francisco, which could play a serious role in the home stretch of the season.
At first, it appeared as if the Niners would steamroll the Seahawks, just like they have done to so many other opponents this season. But after getting off to a 10-0 start, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s key fumble, which was recovered by Seahawks EDGE Jadeveon Clowney and returned for a touchdown, ebbed the momentum in Seattle’s favor.
The Seahawks would go on to score 21 unanswered points between the second and third quarters, taking a 21-10 lead.
The Niners managed to claw their way back, though, which is one of the positive takeaways from the Monday Night Football effort. San Francisco’s defense made some key plays and forced four turnovers of its own, also sacking Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson five times.
Yet Garoppolo was sacked five times, too, and those were just some of the errors which ultimately resulted in San Francisco’s first loss of the season.
Let’s take a look at the positional grades and takeaways for the 49ers.