No. 3: 49ers ‘Sort Of’ Contained Russell Wilson
Again, positive takeaways here.
There’s no doubting Russell Wilson was the best player on the field, at least offensively, for both teams Monday night. The Niners made the mistake of giving him one too many chances in a too-close game, and it ultimately led to a Seattle victory.
That said, the 49ers did two things only one other team has done to Wilson this season.
First, there was Dre Greenlaw’s interception. Wilson now has only two interceptions thrown on the year, with the first coming in the Seahawks’ Week 7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens also held Wilson to a sub-100 passer rating that game, too. In every other game this season prior to Week 10, Wilson had thrown for a 100-or-better passer rating.
San Francisco changed that, though:
Again, Wilson was the best offensive player on either side. There’s no getting around that. But the Niners defense can take a little pride knowing it made Wilson look less like a complete MVP and more like a very, very, very good quarterback.
That’s a small win, right?