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In a game that statistically was relatively close, the Seattle Seahawks ripped the San Francisco 49ers, 31-6.
And while Seattle was tied for the biggest margin of victory, it is hard to rate them any higher for this win, because no one really knows what to make of either of these two teams yet.
While San Francisco has been the popular pick to win the NFC West, their is nothing over the last few years to prove that they are worthy of all that high praise.
Matt Hasselbeck was his efficient old self. He connected on 78 percent of his passes. And while the yardage numbers won't blow anyone away, he was able to throw for two scores as well as running one in.
The Seahawks running game could be an area of concern again this year.
Justin Forsett, Julius Jones, and Leon Washington all saw nearly the same amount of carries, and aside from one big run out of Forsett, there was nothing to say that any of these three are worth more carries than the others.
Among quarterbacks coming into the season surrounded with question marks is Alex Smith. Unfortunately for Smith, his Week 1 performance did little to answer those questions.
He finished the game at 26-45 for only 225 yards, with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
The defense for Seattle, which was ranked near the bottom in yards and points allowed last season, came up with a big performance.
The Lofa Tatupu-led bunch managed to keep San Francisco out of the end zone, holding them to two early field goals, and pitching a second-half shutout.
The group also held the 49ers to just a single third down conversion in 15 tries. Marcus Trufant also contributed with an interception that he returned for a touchdown.
So, the biggest question surrounding both of these teams, as well as the other two in the division is, "who wants it the most"?
The NFC West, seems to be the most wide-open division in the league with no clear-cut favorite, especially now that the presumed heirs to the throne, the San Francisco 49ers, got trounced in Week 1 by the Seattle Seahawks.