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Alex Smith was adequate against the Seahawks.
There were a lot of positives to take away for the Niners in this one.
The offensive line played very well, especially in the second half. They imposed their will on the Seahawks and controlled the ball against a very strong Seattle defense.
We saw again that the 49ers offense is best when they have good balance between the run and the pass. The 49ers gained 313 total yards, with 175 of them coming on the ground.
The defense also played extremely well, though Marshawn Lynch did rush for 103 yards, the second straight week the SF defense has allowed a back to rush for over 100 yards. In the second half, however, Seattle could only muster 74 yards.
The 49ers also found a way to put good pressure on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. He completed only nine of his 23 pass attempts and had one interception.
The 49ers coverage units did a much better job this week, and the special teams were solid.
Harbaugh and company still need to improve on the offensive end, but the Seahawks do have an excellent defense.
It must be noted that the interception happened after the one play of Colin Kaepernick. This obviously threw Smith off his game last week and again versus Seattle.
Smith completed 14-of-23 pass attempts for 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and found a much better rhythm after halftime.
The 49ers will have an extra few days to rest prior to their next game against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, October 29. This will be another tough, physical battle, and the 49ers must be ready to meet that challenge on Monday Night Football.