SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. Happy Thanksgiving.
7:10 Halftime will be a true test for the Niners’ offensive staff. What kind of adjustments can they make to generate some semblance of an offense? To think how big this game is, and this is the result???????
7:15 Seahawks’ ball at their 18-yard line.
7:23 Chris Borland misses a tackle and Marshawn Lynch rushes for 33 yards. Two plays later, Russell Wilson throws a touchdown pass to Paul Richardson but Robert Turbin is flagged for an illegal pick on Perrish Cox, nullifying the TD. Three plays later, Steven Hauschka makes a 35-yard field goal and the score is 16-0 Seahawks.
7:27 Carlos Hyde returns the kickoff to the Niners’ 19.
7:39 On third-and-8 from the Seahawks’ 19, the Seahawks show blitz but rush only four, and Alex Boone whiffs on Michael Bennett who sacks Kaepernick immediately. Phil Dawson makes a 40-yard field goal and the score is 16-3 Seahawks. Richard Sherman extended that drive with a 5-yard holding penalty on Anquan Boldin on third-and-4 from the Niners’ 45. The Seahawks committed three penalties on that series.
7:42 Touchback with 1:06 left in the third quarter.
7:45 Marshawn Lynch gains 16 yards on a counter to the left on first down. That play always works.
7:46 Robert Turbin gains 4 yards up the middle on the next play and the third quarter ends.