49ers and Seahawks get chippy after dirty play by Seattle sends Deebo Samuel to sidelines
The Seattle Seahawks got dirty. The San Francisco 49ers let them know that wasn’t going to play.
With the 49ers driving on the first series of the second half in Wild Card Round game, Deebo Samuel caught a short pass from quarterback Brock Purdy and added another 18 yards to it to get deep in Seattle territory.
That’s when Seahawks safety Johnathan Abram went for a little extracurricular action, twisting Samuel’s leg after the tackle. Somehow he didn’t get flagged for it.
What he did do was draw the attention of all of Samuel’s teammates on the field, resulting in a short dustup between the teams while the refs … continued not to do much.
A lot of pushing and shoving occurred, though players on both sides kept their heads well enough not to draw any flags for the altercation.
Samuel thankfully didn’t stay out long and got right back in the game.
So did the 49ers.
Following four straight runs up the middle by Christian McCaffrey, including one where he initially appeared to get into the end zone (though the referees disagreed, Purdy finally punched through on a QB sneak for San Francisco’s second touchdown of the game and a 23-17 lead.
We’ll see if that’s the spark the 49ers needed after a mistake–filled second quarter saw them take a 17-16 deficit into the half.