SEATTLE, Wa., — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers Week 16 game against the Seahawks. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
7:17 Akers’ kickoff sails out of the end zone. The Seahawks start at their 20 yard line.
7:18 Lynch runs up the middle and gains three.
7:19 Lynch runs up the middle, evades two tackles and gains nine yards. First and 10 at the Seattle 32.
7:19 Wilson throws to Rice. Goldson hits Rice and the pass falls incomplete. Second and 10.
7:20 Lynch runs around the left end and Bowman tackles him after a one-yard gain.
7:21 On third and nine, Wilson scrambles, changes directions about eight times but only gains six yards. The Seahawks will punt.
7:22 Ginn calls for a fair catch at the SF 20 yard line with no one around him.
7:24 The 49ers come out in 22 personnel, Kaepernick play fakes and hits Moss for 13 yards.
7:25 Next play, Kaepernick play fakes and hits Crabtree for a 35-yard gain down the right sideline. Crabtree beat Sherman.
7:26 Next play, Kaepernick play fakes and throws into the end zone for Moss, who makes no play on the pass. Second and 10.
7:26 Next play, Kaepernick completes a WR screen to Manningham in the left flat. As he’s hit by the second defender, he hurts his knee and drops the ball to the turf. The Seahawks recover. Manningham is still down on the field.
7:29 Manningham slowly walks off the field under the arms of two trainers.
7:29 The Seahawks start at their 32 yard line.
7:30 On first down, Ray McDonald chases Wilson out of the pocket and he throws it away.
7:31 Next play, Lynch gains eight yards.
7:31 Wilson hits Lynch in the flat for a 10-yard gain. First and 10 at midfield.
7:32 Wilson throws deep into the end zone for Baldwin, and Whitner breaks it up. Second and 10. The Seahawks are not messing around.
7:33 Wilson escapes pressure in the pocket again, scrambles to the right, pump fakes to make Brooks jump, then runs right around him for nine yards. Third and one.
7:34 Michael Robinson runs up the middle for one yard. First down.
7:34 Wilson pitches to Sidney Rice on a reverse, who throws deep right to Rogers, who drops the interception. Do you think Carroll wants to run up the score on Harbaugh?
7:35 Next play, Bowman tackles Lynch after a two-yard gain.
7:36 On third and eight, Wilson throws a missile to Jerome Kearse for a 17-yard gain.
7:36 Manningham will not return to the game.
7:36 The 49ers burn their first timeout of the second half. 5:50 left in the third quarter. Still 28-6 Seahawks.
7:38 The Seahawks offense is 7-for-8 on third down and 2-for-2 in the red zone. The 49ers defense is getting embarrassed.
7:39 On first down, Wilson takes a shot at the end zone. Kearse beat Brown down the left side line, but Kearse dropped in the end zone.
7:39 Wilson completes a short pass to Miller, and Whitner unloads on him. Gain of four. Third and six from the SF 17.
7:39 Wilson hits Turbin down the right side line for 11 yards. First and goal at the six. The Seahawks are now 8-for-9 on third down.
7:41 Bowman tackles Lynch after a gain of two. Second and goal from the four.
7:42 Wilson play fakes, rolls to the right and throws the ball away. I don’t expect the Seahawks to go conservative and play for the field goal on third down, do you?
7:42 Wilson throws it up to Baldwin in the back right corner of the end zone, and he catches it. Rogers gets beaten yet again. He’s a liability for the 49ers. 35-6 Seahawks with 3:22 left in the third quarter.
7:44 Will Tukuafu has a back injury and his return his questionable.
7:46 James returns the kickoff 35 yards to the SF 30 yard line.
7:48 Kaepernick hits Celek down the middle of the field for a gain of 35. First and 10 at the Seahawks 35.
7:49 Next play, Kaepernick throws it right to Lane, who tips it and Moss catches it. Gain of six.
7:50 Next play, Kaepernick hits Celek for six yards. First and 10 at the 23.
7:50 Kaepernick throws behind Crabtree. Incomplete. Second and 10.
7:51 Gore runs up the middle for 18 yards. First and goal at the five.
7:52 Kaepernick throws it over Celek’s head in the back of the end zone on first and goal.
7:53 James runs a sweep around the left side for two yards. Third and goal from the three.
That’s the end of the third quarter.