Seahawks defense stifles 49ers

Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:58pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Seahawks continued their defensive dominance of the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, sacking Colin Kaepernick six times in a 20-3 victory in a matchup of recent NFC Super Bowl representatives.

Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for a touchdown, quarterback Russell Wilson threw for one and kicker Steven Hauschka made two field goals, lifting the Seahawks (3-4) to their third consecutive low-scoring win over the 49ers (2-5) in the past two seasons.

Defensive end Michael Bennett recorded a career-best 3 1/2 sacks as the Seahawks recorded a near-identical win to the 19-3 victory they registered on the same field over the 49ers last Thanksgiving.

Seattle also beat the 49ers 17-7 last December en route to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.

Wilson passed for 235 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Tyler Lockett in the second quarter.

The touchdown for Lockett, who had five catches for 79 yards, was his first as a receiver this season after having previously returned a kickoff and a punt for scores. He became just the second rookie since 2000 to record that triple.

The 49ers intercepted Wilson twice. He completed 18 of his 24 attempts.


Oct 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports