SEATTLE, Wa. – The Seahawks crushed the 49ers 42-13 Sunday night. Here are the grades for the offense.
Offensive line: F. Even though this group only gave up one sack, they gave up pressure the whole game. Kaepernick was running for his life and he took some big hits after throws. In the fourth quarter, Anthony Davis lost his cool and took two cheap shots on 190-pound cornerback Jeremy Lane, who had his back turned. The refs flagged Davis 15 yards for unnecessary roughness. After the game, Davis was asked why his was angry with Lane. “I wasn’t angry,” Davis said, “I was kicking his (expletive deleted) ass.” Davis was then asked why he was doing that. “Because it’s my (expletive deleted) job,” he replied, at which point Trent Baalke motioned him away.
Running backs: F. Frank Gore hardly got the ball in the first half but when he did, he didn’t do anything with it. After the second quarter he had five carries for 10 yards and one catch for zero yards. LaMichael James finished the game with four carries for 15 yards. Both players were complete non-factors on offense from the beginning of the game.
Wide receivers: F. Michael Crabtree beat Richard Sherman deep for a nice 35-yard catch when the game was over. If you take away that reception, Crabtree was thrown to eight times and he caught just three passes for 30 yards. Randy Moss was thrown to six times and he caught three passes for 44 yards. He did not fight for a pass in the end zone and he let a fourth quarter pass slide right threw his hands. Mario Manningham caught one pass for zero yards before he injured his knee and left the game. A.J. Jenkins did not play. If he has anything to contribute to the team, the 49ers need it from him now.
Tight ends: F. Vernon Davis caught one pass for 27 yards. He suffered a concussion and sat out most of the game. Delanie Walker had one catch for four yards in the first half. He caught a touchdown in the fourth quarter when the Seahawks were up by 36 points. Garrett Celek caught two passes in the second half.