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.

SEAHAWKS DOMINATE   Continued...

 
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