No. 1: 49ers @ Seahawks (12/29/19)
The most important head-coaching victory to date that Kyle Shanahan has had against the Seahawks was the final game of the 100th NFL season.
In the season finale of the 2019 season, the Niners and Seahawks did battle on Sunday Night Football with the division on the line, and the winner of the game would win the NFC West and earn the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs along with a first-round bye. The loser would get relegated to a Wild Card spot and have to play their first playoff game on the road.
Deebo Samuel was a key player in this game with five receptions for 102 yards receiving. But the real strength of the offense was in the ground game.
Samuel rushed for 33 yards and one touchdown while running back Raheem Mostert rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns.
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The game was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams. With 2:27 left in the game, and the 49ers clinging to a five-point lead, the Seahawks got the ball back. Russell Wilson would lead his team down the field with everything coming down to a 4th-and-goal play from the 5-yard line.
Linebacker Dre Greenlaw would make one of the most amazing plays of the season, stopping tight end Jacob Hollister on the 1-yard line to clinch the victory.
The 26-21 win by San Francisco would give Kyle Shanahan his first division title and first trip to the playoffs as a head coach.