Seahawks defense stifles 49ers
(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...