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Week Two Blog: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Posted by Scott Kegley on September 20, 2009 – 11:01 AM


The 49ers face another NFC West opponent this week, with the winner taking the early lead in the division.  Take a look at the 49ers and Seahawks injury reports.  I’ll post the injury report once we get it from PR.  The 49ers should be healthy for the most part with only Ahmad Brooks being ruled out for the game.  Brandon Jones is also doubtful, but everyone else is probable.  You can also stay tuned for the blog, for analysis at the end of each quarter and view live play-by-play on the game center.

Here’s the inactive lists:

San Francisco: CB Marcus Hudson, S Curtis Taylor, LB Ahmad Brooks, C Cody Wallace, WR Brandon Jones, WR Jason Hill, DT Ricky Jean Francois and QB Nate Davis (3rd QB)

Seattle Seahawks: CB Travis Fisher, LB Leroy Hill, C Chris Spencer, T Walter Jones, WR Deion Branch, DT Michael Bennett, DT Brandon Mebane, QB Mike Teel (3rd QB)


The 49ers forced the Seahawks three and out on their first drive, nearly intercepting Hasselbeck’s pass on 2nd down and finishing it off with a sack by Ray McDonald on third down.

The 49ers offense took over from the 26 and quickly moved to midfield as Hill found Davis in a seem for a big gain.  Hill then found Davis for a big completion on 3rd and 8.  Davis picked up 15 yards after beating the linebacker on a short crossing route.  The 49ers picked up another quick first down after two nice runs up the middle, taking  it down to the 14-yard line.  The 49ers drive stalled in the red zone however after Coffee was stopped for a short loss, Hill found Robinson for a minimal gain and then was sacked by Patrick Kearney on third down.  The 49ers were able to take the early lead after a 37-yard field goal by Joe Nedney.

49ers 3 – Seahawks 0

On the 49ers next drive, the 49ers didn’t waste any time as Frank Gore broke a career long 79-yard touchdown run on the first play of the drive.

49ers 10 – Seahawks 0

The 49ers were able to force another three and out of Seattle thanks to a great pass break up by Michael Lewis and Patrick Willis.

Allen Rossum broke the punt return for a touchdown, but it was called back because of two penalties – one which was enforced was an illegal block in the back against Glen Coffee.  The 49ers couldn’t pick up a first down and were forced to punt.

The Seahawks offense came to life on the next drive as they put together a 10-play drive that was capped with a 36-yard field goal by Olindo Mare.  I’ve been battling internet connectivity issues so far, but we appear to be up an running now.

49ers 10 – Seahawks 3

The 49ers offense returned to form at the start of their next drive behind an 8-yard run by Gore on first down and a 13-yarder off a toss to the left on third down.  Hill then found Coffee over the middle for another first down.  Lawrence Jackson brought pressure of the right side and sacked Hill for a loss of 7.  On 2nd and 17, Hill had Bruce wide open for a huge gain, but Bruce couldn’t haul it in.  The 49ers got back to the original line of scrimmage on third down, but had to punt.  Great punt by Andy Lee who hit a towering punt that bounced at the 3-yard line and was downed at the 4 by Micheal Spurlock.

Justin Smith disrupted the Seahawks run play on first down and the defense held strong, forcing the three and out.

The 49ers will start the next drive in great position, inside Seattle territory.  Moran Norris, who doesn’t get many carries, made the most of one on first down as he rumbled through a huge hole to pick up 15 yards.  Joe Nedney then came on for a 42-yard field goal to put the 49ers back on top by 10.

49ers 13 – Seahawks 3

On Seattle’s first play, Dre’ Bly put a big hit on T.J. Houshmanzadeh knocking the ball loose. On second down Hasselbeck hit Carlson for a 4-yard gain, Dashon Goldson pushed him out of bounds. On third down, Hasselbeck elected to keep the ball and rush for a 7-yard gain up the middle to pick up a first down. Hasselbeck completed his next pas to Forsett for a 7-yard gain. The clock was stopped by the two-minute warning. The Seahawks continued to move the ball, Hasselbeck completed three consecutive passes, the third of which was a 15-yard hookup with rookie wideout Deon Butler. Hasselbeck was later roughed up by Willis on a goal line run. Willis closed in on Hasselbeck and hit him in the lower back area. Seneca Wallace came in as the replacement on third down and found Julius Jones wide open on a swing route in the right flat for a touchdown. Mare connected on the extra point. It was a an 11-play, 70-yard drive that lasted 2:35.

49ers 13 – Seahawks 10

Glen Coffee rushed for a 1-yard gain to close out the first half.


***Injury Update: Matt Hasselbeck is doubtful to return with a rib injury.

Frank Gore set a new career long for the second time today, breaking an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half.

49ers 20 – Seahawks 10


The 49ers defense held strong forcing another 3 and out.  On 3rd and 5, Nate Clements had tight coverage on Burleson who wasn’t able to hold possession just beyond the first down marker.  the 49ers will start their next drive from the 26.

The 49ers went with the wildcat formation (actually the 49ers refer to it as the Taser) on third and five with Micheal Spurlock in at QB.  The exchange to Gore was fumbled, but Spurlock was able to recover.  The 49ers had to punt and the Seahawks begin their next drive from the 31.

The Seahawks moved into 49ers territory after a 19-yard reception by Justin Forsett who broke several tackles down to the SF 44.  The 49ers caught a break when the snap went about 10-yards over the head of Seneca Wallace.  Seattle was able to fall on it back at their own 38.

The 49ers will begin the drive at the 1/2-yard line after a phenomenal bounce on the Seattle punt.  The ball hit at the 1-yard line and bounced straight up in the air.  (Frank Gore is now the second place in NFL history to have two runs over 75 yards in the same game. The other was Barry Sanders.) The 49ers ran the ball unsuccessfully on first and second down and then threw to Moran Norris on 3rd down, who made a nice move to pick up the first.  On the next play, Hill couldn’t find an open receiver and instead decided to take advantage of the wide open space on the right side, picking up the first down and then some.  The 49ers lost 13 yards on second down as Lawrence Jackson stripped the ball from Hill.  The ball bounced around several times before Joe Staley fell on it.  After the punt, the Seahawks will take over at the 47.  Burleson nearly broke it on the return but was upended by LS Brian Jennings.

Nate Clements was flagged for pass interference against Houshmandzadeh as he collided with him as the ball arrived.  After the penalty, SEA will have the ball at the SF 35.   Dashon Goldson came up with his first career interception at an opportune time.  Wallace’s pass to Burleson was deflected by Clements and grabbed by Goldson before it hit the ground.

The 49ers will run two plays and run out the rest of the time in the 3rd quarter with the score locked at 20-10 in favor of San Francisco.

On 3rd and 5, Hill hit Isaac Bruce on a crossing route and picked up 5 for the first.  Hill hit Bruce for another big third down conversion, this time for a longer gain on 3rd and 10.   Bruce again with the catch, picking up 11 yards on 1st down.  From the SF 45, Hill hit Gore for a 7 yard gain.  Gore then picked up just enough for the first on second down.  The 49ers picked up the first down on third and 2 after a beautiful ball to Walker, but a holding call makes it a third and 12.  Hill hit Gore for an 11-yard gain on third down, but a facemask call against Seattle will give the 49ers the first at the SEA 21.  After a holding penalty made it 2nd and 20 for the 49ers, Hill checked down to Gore who picked up 10 yards, making it at least a more manageable 3rd and 10.  Gore has now set a new career high with yards from scrimmage – 246 so farInjury update on Gore who has a right ankle sprain and is questionable.  Coffee is also questionable with a hip pointer.  On 3rd and 10, Hill tried to hit Davis on a skinny post, but the pass was too high.  Nedney connected on the 39-yard field goal, his third of the day.

49ers 23 – Seahawks 10

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40 Responses to “Week Two Blog: 49ers vs. Seahawks”

  1. By michael on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    GO NINERS!!!! NINERS WIN 27-20 :D

  2. By mitch z on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    The niners can’t play soft they need to come out and get a score on the opening drive.

  3. By tony on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    another 1st down

  4. By tyler on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    we need to come out strong every play

  5. By jverify on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Greatest Franchise of all time period.

  6. By RINI on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply


  7. By Jim on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Singleterry is doing great reforming this team. The D is doing great! The runn game is getting going, and the kicking game is great.

    What needs to improve is the offensive play calling (2 wildcat calls?), and we need to replace Rossum as kick/punt returner. I suggest Spurlock (or Kory Sheets if we can still call him up).

    Niners are moving forward!

  8. By Jim on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    AND Shaun Hill is now 9 and 3 as a starter!

  9. By chris on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    niners goin to take it 2-0 good way to start the season

  10. By justin on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    I am a life long fan and this team is making me very proud. Thanks guys. Way to go get a win!!!

  11. By the bay on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    ill take the tema we have now, rossum included. verteran leadership cant be replaced, and as long as they are winning why change anything. but hey its all good in the bay, the 49ers are 2 and 0, no fussing about personnel on my side

  12. By Sherri on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Way to go Niners! I love it!

  13. By KIMBLE/ SLICE on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Great win today my forthy niners friends coach has this team playing on both sides of the ball stay focus and we can beat anybody go niners

  14. By Layne on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    I’m a re-energized 39 year 49er faithful that was born in San Francisco but live In Indy. I was a long time Niner fan long before the Colts came to town and I’ve always been “Faithful” even when we had some great years here in Indy. I can’t wait till the Niners come to town. I’ll be right behind the Niners bench!! Keep building on your momentum, 49ers!

  15. By Pugs Peraza on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply


  16. By frisco49er on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    this is a great start for the niners this season . this team has matured and they know what they need to do and that is to play solid DEFENSE the offense will come along………im just so happy to see my team win ball games again..coach singlettary is doing a great job with these guys he has put so much confidence in the players that they r showing it out on the field with the way they r playing as a TEAMMM……

  17. By east coast gold on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    niner look very good and it all because coach singleterry.

  18. By chato on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    HEll yeah my niners got down specialy my dog frank gore. I really hope we keep on playing like this getting those wins and showing that the 49ers good times are coming down and good job all the team got down if the players read this comments keep it up

  19. By casey on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    go niners gore played awesome

  20. By Michael on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply


  21. By Mario on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    GO NINERS! just have one question why isnt jason Hill playing?

    Frank Gore is the MAN!

  22. By ChrisG on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Kind of funny, I ran a TD back with Rossum earlier today before the game started against the Seahawks. Been a Niner fan for a long, long time. Nice to see the sun again, at least for a while. I’m living it up for the time being.

  23. By gtbniners on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    wow what a win 2-0 baby bret favre your next go ninerssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  24. By Big Drizzle on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Physical with an “F” …. Go niners.. now lets go into minnesota and beat that old fart who wears number 4… if we can hold adrian peterson to under 100 yards e got a chance at winningthis game..

  25. By Keller on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Way to go Frisco… 2-0. No need to jump and go crazy so early, but MAN what a good game. Way to play on both sides of the ball. It’s a shame a penalty got called on Rossum’s PR for TD, but that’s how it goes. We won. Period. Two birds downed in two weeks. I have no complaints. Congrats on the monster game, Frank. Couldn’t ask for a better performance. Period. Especially when this game put you at Number 2 all-time for highest yardage TDs rushing in a game. Only behind Barry Sanders? I’d say that’s quite an accomplishment in your young career. You can only get better as young as you are, which is an exciting thing to think about. Keep it up.

  26. By John on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, it has been a long time since I felt this good about the team. Let’s keep it going into next week!!

  27. By 49erFrankie on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    The 49ers are looking strong, focused, and determined under Coach Mike. Way to roll guys with your second win this season. Let’s take this playbook to Minn next week and make it 3-0!

  28. By maui 9er fan on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    GO 9ERS!!!!! so good to see us playing like a team that wants to win and beleives in their capabilities. Go 9ERS!!!!!

  29. By redandgold4show on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    monster game frank gore, lets make it 3 and o next week

  30. By facedagree on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    all niner fanz stand up and lets go!!!!great job niners 4 playing strong and as a team.singletary’s game is going hella good 4 tha squad and it’s showing.keep up tha great job guys!!!! FRISCO 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. By R.W.D on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Sweet! Great Win! Keep it movin. Best in the West! Go 9’ERS!

  32. By Pugs Peraza on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    come on we can beat Peterson and Farve, they are not better than us< work hard and have faith on our coach and our WHOLE TEAM, GO NINERS, LETS SHOW THE NFL THAT WE ARE BACK!!!!!

  33. By KIMBLE/ SLICE on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    I agree no one gave us a chance to beat arizona on the road and we did it. All we have to do is keep playing smash mouth football …………and keep our focus and believe in coach singletary system we have a good season

  34. By Chill Will 49! on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    Once again Niners take another giant step forward to there goal of being a playoff team. Like Singletary said it was another great win even though a little ugly. I will take ugly 2-0 any day…..We all know Niners were never known to have great starts early in the season even in the Montana days. It was great to see the offensive improve with some key blocking for Gore who exploded for over 200! today. However the offense is still a work in progress. Defensively once again the Niners have shown great discipline and execution however late in the 2nd Qtr there were some mental errors, but still shut out the Seahawks for 3 Qtrs. of the game. Rossum needs to run more North to South instead of East to West so much I’m sure he will get better.

    Another true good test coming up for the Niners in Minnesota this is the game to really keep an eye on. Let’s hope they can come away with another win even if it is ugly.

    P.S. Still praying for Crabtree!!


  35. By London_9er on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    Great Stuff NINERS!!!Training Camp is really paying Off,as the whole team has been very dedicated,and yes we love you COACH MIKE!!!Frank Gore keep doing your thang.Wallis keep on hurting them.Greetings From LONDON,U.K.

  36. By Michael on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    I dont know if anyone else notices, but now that we have on the correct uniforms and a nasty attitude, we are winning and looking good on all aspects of the game. Call it superstitious, but the uniforms of the glory days may have a small part in how the team is doing.

  37. By lowman9457 on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    Will the 49ers please sign Crabtree! He could be a huge help down the stretch.
    Does anyone think Coffee will play well if Gore gets hurt and Coffee has to step up?

  38. By KIMBLE/ SLICE on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    I agree totally because i think what the niners are offering him is more than fair . I saw the same look on his face when the niners drafted him as though he couldn’t believe tha draft pick. But i think coach said enough in his press conference if he signs then we are going to plug him into the offense………and if he dosen’t we are going to continue to moved foward with the team we have right now.

  39. By steve on Sep 26, 2009 | Reply

    Wow,cant complain with the 2-0 start. Now, I must say we have a good shot at the Vikings. Everyone saying how dominant they are with thier 2-0 start, but lets be real people they really haven’t played nobody. I can’t believe how much the media is making the Vikings sound like a big threatening force for 49ers. umm, lets see they played the lonely Browns and The 0-16 loins. plz! They have the Sike’s a touchdown favorite over the 49ers, and here we played against the 2009 NFC champions, and a Former NFC Champion team of 2005. Anyone one of those teams could beat the Browns and Lions. Man we still can’t get no respect from anyone. Does anyone agree with me out there regarding that picture. I’m not saying this Viking team isn’t tough, we need a little bit more respect though, this is not the nolan era anymore. One last thing we have to get a stronger performance from the O-line guys. If we go three and out it’s not going to look pretty,and our Defense will get tired. This 49ers team reminds me of 2000-01 Ravens championship team (Defense won them the Super bowl and the Offense managed the game to win). Anyone agree?

  40. By steve on Sep 26, 2009 | Reply

    plz, my 49er Nation empire and fellow junior 49ers,lets stop talking about Greedtree already, can we plz let this Diva queen die out like lonely fire. I’m getting tired of the coverage this guy is getting and he hasn’t done anything on the field but show his greediness. People of this Nation and hard working, and especially the unemployed, would love to be in his shoes and have someone offer them 20million. What ever happen to prove yourself first. I love what CARmen Policy said regarding this Greedtree on KNBR during the WEEk, ” Who does this guy(crabtree) thinks he is regarding were he should of went in the Draft and how much money he should recieve.” Mr. Policy thank you sooo much I love it. You made my day. My Fellow 49ers plz, give credit to the ones that are playing real ball out in the field, and not one guy practicing by himself somewhere far far away. REMEMBER FOOTBALL IS A TEAM SPORT TAKES 11 PEOPLE, NOT ONE GUY. DID WE FORGET WHAT COACH SINGLETARY SAID LAST YEAR, ” I’D RATHER PLAY WITH 10 GUYS AND GET PENALIZE ALL THE WAY TILL WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. RATHER THAN PLAY WITH 11, AND KNOW THAT PERSON IS NOT SOLD OUT TO BE PART OF THIS TEAM. IT’S MORE ABOUT HIM THAN IT IS THE TEAM, CAN’T PLAY WITH HIM, CAN’T WIN WITH HIM, CAN’T DO IT.

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