5 Things We Learned from San Francisco’s 19-17 Win over Seattle

December 25, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Special teams had been so much of the 49ers' success. Then Heath Farwell ended that feeling with one block of an Andy Lee punt. And just like that, a game that seemed to be pretty much in control of the San Francisco 49ers suddenly lurched in the control of the Seattle Seahawks.
The second half had been almost a complete reversal of the first. In the first two quarters, Seattle looked strong and consistent in building a 10-3 lead.
Then the Niners emerged stronger and better in the second half. A long pass to Michael Crabtree ignited a 75-yard drive, capped by a four-yard Frank Gore TD run in the third quarter. Just like that, the game was level—and so were the 49ers’ hopes.
Right there it transformed into a 49er game—score, deep kick and good coverage, bad field position for the opponent. Work a few more first downs and score again. Granted, it was field goals, but it was scores, and it was working to perfection midway in the fourth quarter.
Then H...

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