The 49ers got a little head start on the rest of the NFL this week, playing in the featured Thursday Night Football game. They took on the division rival Seattle Seahawks in a battle of first-place teams with punishing defenses.
It was a cute try by the Seahawks, but the 49ers prevailed 13-6 in a game full of lots of handoffs and big defensive stops.
The play-calling was a bit conservative, but the 49ers needed to ease Alex Smith back in after the horrendous showing last week against the Giants. Luckily, the running game was up to its old tricks, busting through for big gains all night.
And the defense definitely came to play against Seattle, after being picked apart by New York. Here is how the Week 7 victory grades out.