Seahawks-49ers: Seattle Asserts Dominance in San Francisco

Aaron LinkemyerContributor IOctober 26, 2008

During a sunny day in San Francisco, something extraordinary happened. The Seahawks' offense started clicking—on the road, no less—without Matt Hasselbeck or Deion Branch.

On a day when the 49ers racked up 350-plus yards on the Seahawks, it was the turnovers and all together pressure on J.T. O'Sullivan that would change the game for Seattle.

In the first half, the defense forced two fumbles and one big interception by Josh Wilson, which was returned 75 yards for a touchdown. The 'Hawks scored 10 points off of the 49er turnovers. The defense also had three sacks in the first half against O'Sullivan.

On the offensive side of things, it was Seneca Wallace's big day. Seneca went 15-for-25 and threw one touchdown pass, which happened to be Seattle's longest offensive TD this year. Leonard Weaver also had a huge day, with 116 receiving yards, four catches, and two touchdowns. Together, Wallace and Weaver stepped up to get the West Coast offense rolling, with a little help from Koren Robinson's four receptions and a couple key runs.

After watching this week's game against San Francisco, there is definitely hope for the Seahawks this season. They do have a tough schedule ahead of them, including two games against the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals. If Seattle can win both games against Arizona and pull of a key victory at home against Philadelphia, as well as the away game against Miami, then they will be back on top of their finicky division once again.

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