Time Management Costs Seahawks the Game, Fall to 49ers 26-21

Seattle- The 2019 NFL regular season ended with a match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks playing for the NFC West title.

After a quick three-and-out by the Seahawks, the 49ers struck first blood on their opening possession with a Robbie Gould 47-yard field goal, taking the lead 3-0. On the 49ers third possession, Jimmy Garoppolo and Emmanuel Sanders hooked up for a 20-yard pass down the field to the Seahawks 40-yard line. A few plays later, Garoppolo threw a short pass to Deebo Samuel, who scampered down the sideline for a 30-yard touchdown to put the 49ers up 10-0 early in the second quarter.

After another three-and-out by the Seahawks, the 49ers took the ball down the field and tacked on their second field goal to make it 13-0. With 45 seconds left in the first half, the Seahawks attempted to roll the dice, going for it on a fourth and short, but the 49ers stopped Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, ending what appeared to be a promising drive. At the end of the half, the score was 13-0 as the 49ers defense held Wilson to a total of 55 yards through the air.


In the second half, Wilson got his team on the board with a touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett to make it 13-7. However, the 49ers took the life out of the Hawks as they went down the field on the next possession and Raheem Mostert scored a touchdown on the ground. The 49ers elected to go for a two-point conversion but were unsuccessful, leaving the score 19-7.

Early in the 4th quarter, Wilson started to get hot and threw some strikes to his teammates to put them in a position to score. They capped off the drive with Lynch going over the top for the one-yard touchdown score to cut the deficit down to five, 19-14.

After the Beast Mode touchdown, the 49ers carved up the Seahawks secondary and capped off their drive with a Mostert 13-yard touchdown burst to go up 26-14.

The Seahawks tried to make a late comeback as Wilson threw a touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf to cut the lead back to five, 26-21.

With under three minutes left to play in regulation, the 49ers did not convert on a third-and-long, which gave the Seahawks life and a chance to win the game. Facing a fourth and 10 on the 9ers 12-yard line, it looked like the Seahawks offense would stall, but they were able to pull off a first down putting them at San Francisco’s one-yard line. The Seahawks’ had a slight error in managing their time, and a delay of game cost them a first and goal at the one. Instead, the Hawks had to start at the 49ers six-yard line with under 30 seconds left in regulation. With a fourth and goal, and only 15 seconds left in regulation, the 49ers’ defense stepped up big as they stopped Jacob Hollister an inch from the goal, which iced the game for the 49ers.

The 49ers are the NFC West champions and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, while the Seahawks have to go to Philadelphia and play the Eagles next week.


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