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Game Blog: 49ers at Seahawks

Posted by Scott Kegley on December 24, 2011 – 12:53 PM

The 49ers are going for their 12th win of the season today against the Seahawks. It would be their first 12-win season since 2001. The 49ers will have their work cut out for them against a hot Seahawks team that’s won their last three games.

The 49ers will also be without linebacker Patrick Willis and wide receiver Ted Ginn who are both inactive.

Inactives:

49ers – QB Scott Tolzien, WR Ted Ginn, CB Tramaine Brock, LB Patrick Willis, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person, NT Ian Williams.

Seahawks – QB Josh Portis, S Jeron Johnnson, CB Kennard Cox, LB Malcolm Smith, G Paul Fanaika, DT Clinton McDonald, T Jarriel King

Ted Robinson and I discussed today’s game in our Teddy Football podcast. Right now, there are quite a few 49ers fans here at CenturyLink Field. They’re pumping in music and it’s already very loud.

FIRST QUARTER:

The 49ers won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Unfortunately, they don’t play “Tony Montana” for them here in Seattle. Tavaris Jackson hit Ricardo Lockette on 2nd down for a big gain down the right sideline to the SF 36. The Seahawks then converted on third down as Zach Miller was lined up wide against Larry Grant. Jackson found the mismatch and connected. Then, Jackson hit Doug Baldwin on a quick out and Baldwin turned the corner and outran everyone for a 13-yard score.

Seahawks 7 – 49ers 0

Kyle Williams returned the kickoff to the 31 and for the second time a small skirmish ensued after the play. The 49ers picked up a first down thanks to a neutral zone infraction against Chris Clemons. Crabtree came up just a few inches short on 3rd down and the 49ers offense stayed on the field. Alex Smith took it himself on the QB sneak and got the first down. Smith play faked and hit Crabtree on an out for a gain of 12 to the SEA 35. Smith had two great pass to Davis and Crabtree, but he couldn’t get any help from his receivers. Davis bobbled the pass down the right sideline and only got one foot in bounds and Crabtree couldn’t hand on after Smith improvised and threw it just out of the reach of the defender. Then, David Akers missed the 52-yard field goal and the 49ers walk away from a good drive with no points.

McDonald sacked Jackson on first down, but two hard runs by Lynch gave the Seahawks a new set of downs. Carlos Rogers had great coverage on Baldwin on third down to force a Seahawks punt. Kyle Williams called for the fair catch at the 9.

Gore had his best run of the day so far on first down, getting good blocks up the middle for 14. Gore picked up the first down running straight ahead and then picked up another thanks to defensive holding. A nice run by Kendall Hunter gave the 49ers a first down at midfield. The rookie ran left and then found a seam and cut upfield for a nice gain. Delanie Walker took a knee to the head after a block and was carted off the field. It did not look good.

Highlight Reel: Ray McDonald now has 5.5 sacks on the season, a career high.

Standout Stat: The 49ers lead time of posession 9:12 to 5:48

Put it in Perspective: The wide receivers have not helped out Smith to this point. He’s been accurate on shots downfield, but he has to get help.

SECOND QUARTER:

Smith was sacked on third down, but the lost yardage made no difference to Akers who connected on a 53-yard field goal.

Seahawks 7 – 49ers 3

The Seahawks showed the ability to run the ball against the 49ers defense on this drive as Lynch had several big gains including a 15-yarder. Bowman got the first sack of his career to push the Seahawks back and eventually force a punt that was downed at the 5.

Davis had another dropped pass on what would have been a first down and the offense went three and out.

The Seahawks again pounded the ball against the ground against the 49ers as they drove inside the red zone. On 3rd and goal from the 1, Jackson scrambled and nearly had the first rushing TD. He was stopped just short and the 49ers still have not allowed a rushing touchdown this season. Seattle tacked on a 19-yard field goal.

Seahawks 10 – 49ers 3

Kendall Hunter picked up a nice chunk of yardage and could have had more, but he stumbled at the SEA 47. The 49ers went for it on 4th and 6 and Smith’s pass was too high for Williams. They give the ball back to Seattle with 21 seconds and 3 timeouts at the 43.

Smith and Brooks pressure Jackson on first and second down to force him to throw it away. Seattle picked up one more first down and elected to throw instead of attempting a 62-yard field goal. Jackson’s throw was well shot of the end zone and out of bounds…a curious call. That was the last play of the half.

Highlight Reel: The 49ers stand at the goal line was really impressive, for more reasons than just keeping their streak of no rushing touchdowns alive. 10-3 sounds a lot better than 14-3 and it could end up having a major impact in the game.

Standout Stat: Seattle dominated time of possession in the second quarter and now leads that category 18:10 to 11:50.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers offense hasn’t been able to get in a rhythm since that first drive and the Seahawks have been able to run the ball effectively. The offense really needs to get some points on their first drive of the second half in order to get some momentum. It’s only a one score game.

THIRD QUARTER:

Smith hit Crabtree on a deep cross for a gain of 27 to begin the drive. Smith bobbled the snap on third down, avoided a sack and lowered his shoulder into the LB David Hawthorne up the left sideline to make it 4th and 2. Smith hit Davis down the right sideline to the 24 and the 49ers picked up the first down. Smith then threw another beautiful pass to Davis, who got both toes in at the 4-yard line. Gore rumbled in and moved the pile for a 4-yard touchdown run.

49ers 10 – Seahawks 10

The 49ers defense answered by forcing a three and out. Kyle Williams returned the punt 36 yards to the SEA 48.

On 3rd and 8, Smith tucked the ball and ran it for a gain of 12 to the 34. Gore had two nice runs. The second drew a penalty on Sherman for a horse collar tackle which moved the ball to the 9.  The 49ers were backed up because of a block in the back. Akers tacked on a 29-yard field goal to give the 49ers the lead.

49ers 13 – Seahawks 10

The 49ers defense again forced a quick punt, not allowing a first down. The officials missed the call on the punt. Williams had a nice return negated by a block in the back call against Costanzo. Maragos was already going down and he was pushed into Costanzo who tried to avoid him.

Gore picked up a first down out near the 40. Hunter had a nice gain as well, bouncing the run to the left for a 15-yard gain.

Highlight Reel: Gore would not be denied on that 4-yard touchdown run.

Standout Stat: The Seahawks ran 10 plays in that quarter. One was a penalty.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers came out firing and have no gone to more of a rushing attack after taking the lead. It’s just a 3-point game though and the 49ers must make it a two-score game to give themselves some cushion.

THIRD QUARTER:

Smith hit Hunter along the right sideline for another first down inside the 30. The drive would stall, but Akers would hit his 41st field goal this season (an NFL record) to extend the lead.

49ers 16 – Seahawks 10

Tarell Brown was flagged for pass interference. It could have gone either way, but it gave the Seahawks good field position. Aldon Smith got his 14th sack of the season to back the Seahawks up. Seattle came up just short on 3rd and long and they elected to punt. The ball hit the pylon for a touchback.

Smith hit Davis over the middle and Davis made one man miss for a gain of 17. Sherman looked like he interfered with Williams on third down. No call and the 49ers have to punt. The punt was blocked, but Colin Jones made a great play to prevent the touchdown. Seattle will have the ball at the 4.

Lynch punched it in on the first play to give the Seahawks the lead.

Seahawks 17 – 49ers 16

That’s it for the blog. We’ll keep you updated the rest of the way on Twitter.


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169 Responses to “Game Blog: 49ers at Seahawks”

  1. By john merrill on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    lets go niners all the way to the superbowl

  2. By JoeJoe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lets get It on!!! Go 49er nation !!

  3. By Jesse on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I just want the 9ers to play it game by game,, tho it would be awesome if they surprise the world by going to the super bowl and win it!!!!!

  4. By Jordan Turner on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We are gonna get this 12th win over the Seahawks!! Let’s go niners!!!

  5. By Cover11 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Look for Kyle Williams to have a big day if he is chosen to replace Ted Ginn on special teams – it was the big difference the first time they played and great special teams play has been a staple for the niners this season.
    Also it will be key for the niners (specifically Dashon Goldson) to watch for play action – going to Seattle to play means trusting your eyes on defense, and on offense, the receivers must be keen on knowing the play – Alex Smith must be the general today

  6. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lets go 49ers, Lets win this one also>>>>>>>12 and 3

  7. By Roger Davis on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Go Niners from a 49’er faithful since being born in SFO in1945.

  8. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    is everyone on lets get ready for offense and show your knowhow ….and yep the seachickens are ready

  9. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    no return guy might hurt us

  10. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    looks like smith was running the wrong play

  11. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    they are takeing away the check downs

  12. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    bad spot by the way

  13. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    nice pick up now lets see a TD

  14. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    playaction pump fake for the TD

  15. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    bad throw to davis he was wide open

  16. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    field goal smith we call him just need like 9 more maybe we can win

  17. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    All Alex does is put the ball on the money and we have 2 KEY drops, but hey, that’s football.

    Go Niners

  18. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    wow hawks did their homeowrk looks like the ravens game

  19. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    where is everyone, feliz navidad to you guys and yours. lets go niners. coming out flat even akers missed. that wasnt a bad throw them 2 bad drops on vd and crabs. sounds like anstd clinic.jajajaja

  20. By justin on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not able to watch the game what’s going on everyone how did the Seattle score so quickly?

  21. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    i think this niners team is great.tough and ugly. but as monday proved thats what u need. the solidarity on this team is something i havent seen much of on any team lately

  22. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Man Alex is spinning the ball very very well today. He has eveolved up to another level. In fact, yes a Pro Bowl Level. He looks very good.

    Man that was a tough hit Delanie Walker just took.

  23. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    come on the throw to davis should have been in front of him not going out of bounds he is a tight end not a receiver and he was wide open didnt need to be out of bounds. wlaker prob has a concusion

  24. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    dont want to lose walker he is our swiss army knife. i like the niners poise. they dont seem to get rattled. akers is back. jajajajjaj

  25. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    got the poophawks right where we want them

  26. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    When you don’t turn the ball over you get points. We just need to with stand the initial wave of emotions then I bet we kick their A$$.

  27. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    same story …its 3rd down alex…. either throw the ball or run…. after 3 seconds the rush is comeing ….its 3rd down …its 3rd down come make a play

  28. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    isnt this about the time we get a take a way

  29. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    so yeah no points no drives same old alex stats seems like ravens game all over again need to score points to slow the run down.

  30. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    WOW Vernon Davis’s hands are HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE!

  31. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    too many penalties

  32. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    lol well the players are so frustrated that Alex can only play 1 or 2 drives well and he has no yet and prob wont till it is too late…..oh and yeah vernon is haveing problems because alex only throws 10 -12 times a game down field all season he dont get much game touches

  33. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    you guys will balme it on the defense …yet they stopped seattle on their 2nd drive and Alex didnt do anything ….oh wait a diveing first down because he couldnt convert the 3rd down ….this sucks we need to win this game

  34. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    well there is no pressure and the defense has been out there a long time with no points behind them they are getting worked

  35. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    wow Alex is being shown how it is done pack you bags alex a 3rd year guy is showing you up with better throws and better game know how

  36. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    the ravens game was very different i thought. they are a much better team. this one seems like we are a bit flat. see how the coaching staff does at half time. good test

  37. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Niners – you need to play every game like its a playoff game! Merry Christmas everyone!

  38. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    GREAT STOP ROGERS

  39. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Yep way better than the Ravens game in just as hostile environment. How about we catch the ball.

    Let’s Go Niners.

  40. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    BETTER SECOND HALF, GO 49ERS>>>>>>>WIN,WIN,WIN>>>>>>>12 AND 3>>>>>>>

  41. By johninchina on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The “LJ” (Line Judge) should be wearing a Seahawks jersey ! Three spots that Pete Carrol couldn’t do better . . . go Niners, overcome the adversity, you have done it all year!

  42. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    GO ALEX, BETTER SECOND HALF>>>>>>>

  43. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    lets goooooooooooo niners. halftime and we gave them 10 points….they are only good for about 3 more points for the game and they are done….according to points allowed by our defense per game. We are a second half team so it is likely we will hand them a “thanks for showing up to the game thank you mame” second half and be done with it……12-3 in the making.

    Goooooooo Niners.

  44. By Dan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Look VERY flat and the receivers have the droppsies…I hope coach Jimmy makes some half time adjustments….awesome to see the run d nut up and keep the no rushing touchdown streak alive!

  45. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    santa please brng us a new QB for christmas. Merry christmas 49ers and Fans!!!!!

  46. By JAMICAL on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Niners. Let get it in the End Zone. 2nd Half, blast’em.

  47. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    im sure wwe might be able to get a better qb, but we might be be able to get a better placekicker. point is this we aint getting one tomorrow. so u take the team and use them to their abilities and strenghths. thats why we have 16 coaches

  48. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Touchdown!!!! thank you Frank

  49. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    woa dont everyone jump in my boat i dont want the latecomers to the alex is not good enough party you stay with your guy and watch him close

  50. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Championship TEAM and QB PLAY, NO QUESTION.

    Way to go Niners. Keep fighting!!!!!!!

  51. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    by the way that was the running game that scored…sure 2 catches by davis and well thrown too bad alex can only make those throws for 1 or 2 drives

  52. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Just like what was said on the NFL XM Moving The Chains Show yesterday about Alex. The Niners have a QB WAAAAAY Better than anyone thought except Harbaugh, HE KNEW Alex is a WINNER!!!!!!!!!

  53. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    what a drive. some like romo would have spiked himself probably. i just support harbaugh 100%. he is probably a bit smarter at coaching a team than i

  54. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    hey 7yrs game is on and still no one is breaking down plays that should have scored. he is doing his usual yet i hope it amounts to a win we need it and go running game pound that rock and give the d some rest

  55. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I SAY SIGN ALEX FOR 5 MORE YEARS, GREAT JOB TEAM, BOO TO THE ALEX HATERS

    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>12 AND 3

  56. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    kdb how was the lights out experience anyways

  57. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    ok Niners Defense, stop that run and it’ll bottle everything up for their offense. Let’s goooooooooo D

  58. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    that’s right Seachickens…….kick it awayyyyyyyyyy……..goooo nihers offense

  59. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    how about that williams…..great punt return

  60. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    J R are u being sarcastic again. i heard peyton said he would accept a trade to san fran. that i would like to see, but til then its alex

  61. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    keep alex get rid of braylon

  62. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    whos making the fing playcalls. 3rd and goal 20 yards out and you run it. Use your freakin head.

  63. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Good drive Niners. we now have the lead back…..let’s go Defense, you’ve had lots of rest this quarter……..now go protect that lead

  64. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Nice Drive I’ll take the 3 and then let’s get a turnover and convert it to 7!

  65. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Akers is going to be the all time leading scorer of all time by the end of the season.

  66. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    and stoooooooooooopppppppppp the run…lol.

  67. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    EDWARDS SUCKS

  68. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    good drive keep the time of possesion on our side. keep the 12th man out of it

  69. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    its great when they look like this on all 3 facets of the game

  70. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Seriously, we need a big time receiver. Crabtree and Edwards can’t beat the press coverage at all. Props to Alex for finding Vernon yet again, those 2 are probably the only tandem that are in sync and kyle williams is coming along. Cmon Crabs, if browner is pressing that hard, fight his hands.

  71. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    ooooops……kick it away again seachickens……great job defense….

  72. By johninchina on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    great block bruce miller, tom rathman is rejoicing to see such a blocking fullback

  73. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    i think mr crabtree is coming along just fine. he gets better every week

  74. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    now we do what we do best…..manage the clock, no turnovers, score two more times with great field positions and the game is in the bag….gooooooo Niners

  75. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    worst thing about this is i gotta cheer for the falcons monday. might have to stab myself with a fork

  76. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats David Akers, 1st season and you have the NFL record.

  77. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Aides MVP!!!

  78. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The Running game and Alex’s legs and smarts are so far SAVING our bacon.

  79. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    That’s “Akers” MVP!!!

  80. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Tomlin said it best: “49ers made us play into their terms”. Well Seahawks, you guys are practically playing into our terms right now.

  81. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll take 3s at this point….separation is key, seatle is looking for the big points with bad field position. Good luck on that one the defense is rested, they will make you pay today.

  82. By justin on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We need to get better in the red zone good D and good running from Hunter.

  83. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    ok i wouldnt mind seeing a few more tds. that can be fixed i think. i think a little more creativity would help inside the 20

  84. By Rainbeau on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We need TD’s NOT FG’s Cmon big D Alex you need to learn not to telegraph your throws

  85. By Rainbeau on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Cmon defense, we leaning on ya! Great Smith way to go great sack!!

  86. By JAMICAL on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I love it when we sack their QBs. All day long.

  87. By Rainbeau on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    let’s go O!!! Throw the ball O!

  88. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Oh man:(:(:(

  89. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    didnt see that coming. now we get to see if they learned something from the raven game

  90. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    What a cheap hit. Kyle WIlliams was obviously done, you can see him clapping his hands like for falling then the Hawks just blast him in the head and shoulders. Some bull sh1t man..

  91. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    thats why we need to never settle for 3 points. We are always one score away from losing. that wont cut it in the playoffs.

  92. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Shouldn’t be a fumble because his knees were down when they hit him

  93. By 494panther on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    90 yard penalty touchdown!!!!

  94. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Glad Williams is OK – that was scary!

  95. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    im pretty sure i said i like the crabb

  96. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah baby! What a throw & what a catch!!!!

  97. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’m very curious about how Harbaugh is play calling this. I mean I have trust in our defense too but cmon Harbaugh, we can’t always let everything ride on our Defense.

  98. By lillian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Like I said MVP!!!

  99. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    ya know when they do those stupid runs for no yards it is because they dont trust alex to get it done they just want the FG.

  100. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    hey it is the lead now and here we go defense. Come on snap these fools

  101. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    wow here we go no scores and defense is tired feels like the cardinals game all over. Sorry but come on the drives are garbage our kicker has set a record dont say much for Alex now he has to win it

  102. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t wait til P Willis Comes back, we really need him to shoot those gaps. Let’s go D, Harbaugh is letting you define our Defense. Prove him right

  103. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Defense, do not give the hawks a field goal…….please!

  104. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Jim Harbaugh, you’ve done it again. Take the lead, put the game on the Defense and they do there job.

  105. By 49 siempre on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    can u think of a better d

  106. By JAMICAL on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    pins & needles

  107. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    that’s right baby……..way to defense on the fumble……thank you for not allowing a field goal…offense, let’s just get a couple of first downs running the ball and be done with it…..or drive it down the field and get another field goal….i’m sure Aikers can take three more points on his stats today….lol

  108. By JAMICAL on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I ♥ my 49ers! We just got to overcome our red zone curse.

  109. By TerryD on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    THANK YOU CRABMAN! YOU WON THIS GAME FOR US.

  110. By missouri 9er on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    SWEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!

  111. By KDB on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    What aHUUUUGE TEAM WIN. And Yes, Alex Smith played a HUUUUUUGE part as well.

    Merry Christmas I’m out.

  112. By NinersALLIn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Whew, no trap game for us :D Yeah BABY

  113. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    12 AND 3>>>>>>>NEXT ONE 13 AND 3>>>>>>>SUPERBOWL BOUND 49ERS>>>>>>>GOOD WIN

  114. By johninchina on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    49ers better every game, even with breakdown in special teams, Defense is tough, very tough, that’s how you win championships and Alex Smith is beginning to look a bit like Joe M , good game Alex and entire team! Merry Christmas San Francisco !

  115. By EN49erman on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I really hope the Saints take a L on Monday

  116. By Chris on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Great win today only top teams in the league can play a big time game at home on monday night then go on the road in a hostle environment and get a win with only four days rest.

    All we need is for our receivers to start getting better seperation and this offence will explode.

    Go Niners.

  117. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    game is over……..thank you mamm……..too bad lynch had a 100 yrd rushing, and a td against us….it had to end sometimes……..glad it’s behind us. it was fun while it lasted. start another streak. Great win in Seattle. From this win, we can glean some satisfactions on. 1/ we are able to go into a hostile house agains a very good football team and take a win from them. 2/ we needed the win and we got it. 3/ the defense is able to make key plays at the end of the game to secure a win, and prtotect a lead. 4/ alex smith was money again in this game, 5/.the defense played a very good offense and held up against it….and our guys never panicked when they too the lead in the 4th quarter….more importantly AS is a winner, hands down.

  118. By PackersAreGoingDown on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Great job Niners! We need the GB and NO to lose. Need 1st week bye.

  119. By PackersAreGoingDown on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lynch had a good game. Props to him.

  120. By PackersAreGoingDown on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Nice game considering the extremely short week.

  121. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS YEAR, HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE, I’M OUT TILL NEXT WEEK!

    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>12 AND 3

    FEELS GOOD TO BE A 49ER FAN THIS SEASON

    GOOD JOB ALEX, GOOD JOB TEAM

  122. By Rick in Round Rock on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Merry Christmas to all from the the Niners
    WHO HAS IT BETTER THAN US!!!!!!!!!
    Nadie cabrones

  123. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    still with the superbowl talk we lost to the cardinals and almost the seachickens

  124. By hey, were going to try to do better on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    face it just tryin to get past the first round at this point. alex has shown all his shortcomings with only being able to drive for 1 set of downs. no TD’S = no playoffs

  125. By sabordog on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Great win today .

  126. By gary potter on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    so sad: no 7yr no terk to cold for you to come out of your holes??lol. great job by offense and defense. grant should get game ball great play.
    go niners 13-3 next week.

  127. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Seven, go smoke your pipe dude and shut up about Alex Smith, he played extremely well today. Our wideouts missed some very easy catches at critical times of the game. Not much we can do about that, just hope they will be better next week and in the playoffs. Goooooooooo Niners

  128. By gary potter on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    hey: you new expert on quarterback position???. sure sounds like you think you know all about it. why don’t you butt out till season is over? we win what the hell more do you want??
    go niners 13-3

  129. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    gary potter; Hey is really Seven in a dress…lol. he/she is trying to veil himself but the same ole wannabe qb expert in him tags him like flies on ccapola…hahaha

  130. By missouri 9er on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Hope Williams is gonna be OK we need him he is having a break out year. Looking forward to seeing the team play in person at St. Louis i’ll be going crazy in the stands!!!! GO NINERS !!!!!!!!!

  131. By Clutch on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Big win today! I didn’t care how they won it aslong as they won. I liked Alex today, he showed how he can keep a drive alive. Love Kendall Hunter and Larry Grant is a beast to. Gonna be a big Falcons fan come Monday night.

  132. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    hey, were going to try to do better SURE SOUNDS A LOT LIKE SEVEN YEARS, A TRUE ALEX SMITH HATER, GO JOIN SEVEN YEARS IN HIS HOLE>>>

  133. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    GO FALCONS, BEAT THOSE SAINTS ON MONDAY NIGHT AND GREEN BAY START LOSING, 49ERS #1 SEED COMING

    MY SON IS A FALCONS FAN

  134. By Hermie on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Merry Christmas to all!!! What a hugh win for us tonight. I am sooooo, proud of our defense once again. They hung tough and they should be soooo, proud of what they have done ALL year!! My hat goes off to those SOB;s!

    Kudos to the O-line, receivers AND Alex for getting it done once again in a must win…until we wrap up 2nd seed. Mistakes by all, but we got the win and we will see what GB and NO do. We are taking care of business…pretty or not.

    Like it or not, you have to ride Alex right now because we will not go far in the playoffs with a Rookie that has not had the reps all year. I look forward to the open competition that will come next year…no matter what the final outcome of this year.

    Who has it better than us??? NOBODY!! Merry Christmas! :-)

  135. By brian on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I just want to say thank you and mary x-mas to EVERYONE on the 49ers much more then we have ever hoped for be safe enjoy your families if you can.

  136. By Hermie on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    How AWESOME would it be to have a blown up picture of you feeding Skittles to Grant in your man cave!!!

  137. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hermie

    Did you not read about the press conference this week where Harbaugh blatantly (without being asked by the midea) came out and stated that AS is the lorg term answer to the Niners QB position? Read it, it’ll tickle your AS reluctant acceptance button…lol.

    Goooooooo Niners

  138. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Here is what I think of the game. We won…enough said.

  139. By CaseyJay... on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I was disturbed by the malicious hit on Kyle Williams… THe man had conceived being down. Alll they had to do is touch him. But they went in for the kill! Holidays, family, friends, career? I mean, it was an un called for shot. Very dirty play, most definitely not a like in me for Pete Carroll. Talk about a scrooge… Happy Holidays Faithful … These are the games 9ers used to always find a way to win back in the day, feeling the hay day is back!!!!

  140. By Hermie on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Tonga..Yeah Sole…I read his statement…what’s your point!!

  141. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    My point is that there will not likely be a competition for the QB position next year…….it’s Alex Smiths’ to take or to give away….Kaep and tolzien are backups for as long as AS is interested in playing QB for the Niners……that’s my point, sorry you missed it

  142. By rjdniner on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    TONGA MAN . I said this earler theres going to be alot of contracts being
    rewriten or renewed what player is going to want to leave . The niners are not suppose to be 12-3 not with a rookie head coach ,My ansewer to those peaple is go find the old Berkly pier and take a short walk off the end of it
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY

  143. By Matt on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well look at this reality. . . All you folks who think A Smith isn’t the answer. You disagree with the front office, you disagree with the winning coach, you disagree with the winning players, you disagree with the winning record, and Alex smith is getting an extension for several years. You disagree with the etire organization!!!! Why don’t you go to a place that you agree with? to a place where you LIKE the style of play, especially at the QB position? to a place that you will be comfortable for the next few years? Why stay here and bellyache about a team you do not believe in and an organization you disagree with?

  144. By Pittsburg Bob on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Nice postgame handshake. Fastest I’ve ever seen.

  145. By jrparker on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Seahawks are peaking and have beat some quality teams of late and we beat them on their own turf, which is no easy task in Seattle. This was a great win and an example of our team’s never-say-die character. Now its off to St Louis to claim the right to a first round bye. No let up and no mercy, because the Rams will get up for us and they will show no mercy, just like every team has been doing. Gooooo Niners!!!!

  146. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    hey alex didnt win that game the defense did by causeing the fumble ounce again alex gets carried and everyone says he is the best QB ever. people ounce again he struggled to put up points and ounce again the team had to rescue itself from alex and his lack of winning instinct.

  147. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    ounce again with the game on the line…all he has to do is get a 1st down and we win. he cant even do that 3 and out and then a blocked punt because of it. the game is almost over and the defense gets the strip alex lost the game the defense won the game …well that and the kicker who has a way better average and scores than alex.

  148. By seven years in S.F. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    face it alex lovers there would be no wins without the kicker any QB would do better and have same amount of wins. facts dont lie…the QB has been trivial in wins

  149. By Fuchi_Man on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Merry Christmas for ALL.
    Thanks Larry Grant !!! You save the game, if not we’ll be 11-4, The BALL IS FOR YOU !!

  150. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    thumbs up to rjdniner and Matt…..what they said.

  151. By alex_fn_smith on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    great job guys,the experimenting with bigger offensive plays didnt go that bad. came up with a few big plays.defense was great as usual,dont worry about our rushing touchdown streak coming to an end,it was bound to end. something like that cant go on forever.

  152. By alex_fn_smith on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    its actually good to get that out of the way now anyway,rather than it getting us down in a playoff game.i still think we have what it takes to beat green bay,new orleans or new england…i strongly believe we could go all the way

  153. By alex_fn_smith on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    anyway great job,lets keep up the momentum,but dont hurt yourselves out there,that scared me there with kyle williams,we cant lose him,its bad enough ginn’s hurt. we cant afford anymore injuries,everythings gotta go perfect if you guys want the rings that you all rightfully deserve,hang in there youre all doing great

  154. By oldninerfan on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    A lot of cheap shots by the Seachicks. Reminded me of the game about 15 years ago when Tampa Bay took out Jerry Rice and Steve Young in the same game. That game was the beginning of the end of botheir careers. Glad Kyle Williams is OK.

    Alex is looking good. Gore is looking great. We need a deep threat wide receiver. Maybe it’s Kyle Williams. Defense is outstanding. Special teams almost cost us the game and did cost us our games w/o a rushing TD record.

    Go Niners. we can go all the way if we can start getting TDs instead of FGs

  155. By KDB on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Well said Matt, on the MONEY. And yes, the entire ORGANIZATION which means there won’t be ANY open Competition next year during camp only during the season if Alex get’s hurt or something, it ain’t happening any other way. We truly have a Pro Bowl QB, I’d compare it to The Phoenix rising based upon the HOLE SOME uninformed media and fans put this kid in. Now look he’s risen above that as well. You want to talk about talent and guts and ability and desire, he has it no matter what happens from here on out. really proud to see someone who has the work ethic and the Steele in his spine to DEFLECT all of that OLD NEGATVITY.

    We need Braylon Edwards BIG TIME NOW!

  156. By Basil on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Love me Niner for sure But why is it that sometimes we can just drive down the field and score a TD, its like they say Alex go for it, and at those times they let Alex through the ball down field and it all works. We all see that Alex can do it, why not more often>?
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  157. By Basil on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Also I hope that that cheap hit on D Walker cost some big bucks!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINER!

  158. By NinerFanFromTonga on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    which teams have the best records in the league?…..let me see..as of today

    Green Bay ……….. 14-1
    San Francisco…….12-3
    Pats…………………..12-3
    New Orleans………11-3
    Ravens………………11-4
    Steelers……………..11-4
    etc., etc.,

    what’s my point? the point is the Niners are amongst the elite in the league, and who are their QBs? rogers, Smith, brady, brees, big ben, etc…..Alex Smith is one of the best QBs in the NFL because he is money. I don’t care about the stats of the other qbs, the one stat that matters most is Wins. Amongst these elite, Alex Smith leads them in turnover differentials….nough said…..our qb is elite and belong in the pro-bowl….I know he won’t be there this year, but we will teach the league to honor the most important stat of all…..that’s wins vs. loses. even if we have to teach them by winning the super-bowl.

  159. By Matt on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    ^^^ Seven years in S.F.” makes the fanbase laugh. “Lack of winning instinct”???? Wht idiocy eminates from the keyboard of that listless fanticy football fan!!! . . . .

    Well, _ YOU _ face it “seven years in S.F”!!! . . . Smith is going to be resigned to a looooooong extension. You can whine and moan and gripe all you want. You look more and more comical as each game goes by.

    By the way, Same person different sceen name. “7 years with alex smith” and hey, we going to try to do better now.” . . . . Go root for an orgainzation YOU believe in. Because the entire organization and now even the fanbase has bought into the **WINNING** instincts of Alex Smith.

  160. By rjdniner on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    BASIL That was not a cheap shot on Walker Im not going to try and explaine why . Any body thats played the game will undestand..

  161. By gary potter on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    7yrs: you finally came out of your hole with all your knowledge of the quarterback position. i was starting to worry about you, maybe hole collapsed and you were trapped. no such luck. lol hope you had a good christmas, loyal niner fans did. so sad that you can’t see how much AS has improved this year. you refuse to believe coach JH when he said AS was quarterback of future. why the hell don’t you find another team to spit your venom on??
    go niners 13-3 next week 1st round bye

  162. By 49 siempre on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    that was a super cheap hit. once again though i think the niners have a team where every guy gives a hundred percent, even if they arent the most talented ill settle for a team that plays tough

  163. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    SEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX, WHAT IF THEY SIGN OUR QB ALEX SMITH FOR ANOTHER 7 YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU DO THEN? I HOPE THAT YOU GET ON THE 49ER BAND WAGON AND START SUPPORTING OUR TEAM AS A WHOLE. NO MORE HATE. LOOK WHERE WE ARE AT: 12 AND 3, NEVER EXPECTED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. 49ERS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NFL AND ARE SUPERBOWL BOUND!

    I SURE HOPE THE FALCONS WIN TONIGHT, ” 49ERS-NUMBER 2 SEED AND 13 AND 3 NEXT WEEK!

    GO 49ERS, LETS WIN IT ALL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  164. By KDB on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Man this is fun as HECK isn’t it, to be winning. We’ve waited a LONG time.

    Who cares what some negative Minority few have to say that don’t truly understand football. Just their wordfs put them out of touch and need no response what so ever!!!!!

    All Good ALL NINERS!!!!!!!!

  165. By KDB on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    I do have to admit though. It’s fun to kind of twist your foot on top of them once you have stepped on them, oops.

  166. By sdakota9er on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    SEVEN YEARS…I BET U WERE A HECK OF A TENNIS PLAYER……MAYBE BOWLER? BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A TEAM EFFORT IS.

  167. By sdakota9er on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    I DIDNT GET TO WATCH OR LISTEN TO THE GAME…..A FEW HIGH LIGHTS…BUT CANT REALLY JUDGE A GAME BY THE HIGH LIGHTS….BUT I DO KNOW ONE THING….A LATE SEASON WIN THAT WAS A SWEEP IN OUR DIVISION ON A SERGING GOOD TEAM…THATS WHY AS A REAL FAN I KNOW WE WONT BE ONE AND DONE…WE WONT TURN THE BALL OVER AND WE WILL BE IN EVERY GAME!!

    GO 49ERS!!

  168. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    TRY FIRST ROW SPORTS . TV ALL LOWER CASE

  169. By Jack on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    We gonna smash in the playoffs!!!!!

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