The San Francisco 49ers made their first trip to overtime and were handed their first loss of the 2019 season following a Monday night nail-biter against the Seattle Seahawks. Here’s a recap of the 49ers 27-24 divisional loss.
1. The 49ers received the ball to open the game. The contest started off with two carries by Tevin Coleman that didn’t go much of anywhere. On 3rd-and-10, Jimmy Garoppolo found Kendrick Bourne for a 16-yard pickup. Seattle penalties and a 12-yard reception by Emmanuel Sanders aided the 49ers down the field. On 3rd-and-5, Garoppolo looked for Marquise Goodwin as the ball went right through the hands of the receiver. In his first game with the 49ers in place of Robbie Gould (quadricep), newly signed kicker Chase McLaughlin connected on a 43-yard field goal to put San Francisco on the board first.
2. Russell Wilson couldn’t get much going on his first drive. The 49ers forced a quick 3-and-out. On 3rd-and-2, D.J. Jones shot out of the cannon and wrapped up Wilson for his second sack of the season to end Seattle’s drive.
3. On the first play of the 49ers second drive, Garoppolo found Deebo Samuel on a slant for a 30-yard pick up. The rookie evaded several tackles before running into his blocker at the end of the catch. On the ensuing play, Coleman burst through the middle of the field for a 22-yard gain. Kyle Juszczyk, who made his return after being sidelined with a knee injury in Week 5, made a key block that opened up the lane for the running back. Garoppolo completed another pass to Sanders to move down the field. The drive concluded in a 10-yard touchdown from Garoppolo to Bourne to put the 49ers up 10-0.
4. Emmanuel Moseley had himself a day. The corner blanketed DK Metcalf on a third down pass to force a second-straight punt for Seattle. He also registered several pass breakups on the evening.
5. Fred Warner didn’t just register his first career sack on Monday night, he recorded two and a forced fumble (See No. 10). The first, on 3rd-and-4 on a blitz, the linebacker shot up the middle and got to Wilson to take Seattle out of field goal range. His second came in the third quarter on third down as the linebacker went unblocked en route to the quarterback. Warner also had two crucial third down stops in the first half. Warner led the team with 10 tackles on the night.
6. The 49ers defense managed to keep the Seahawks out of the end zone in the first half. However, it was Seattle’s defense who put up points. Jarran Reed registered a strip sack against Garoppolo and Jadeveon Clowney recovered the fumble for a 10-yard touchdown.
7. As the momentum began to shift in Seattle’s favor in the first half, Jaquiski Tartt made a huge game-changing play, perhaps the 49ers play of the year, to keep Seattle out of the end zone. Wilson connected with Mecalf on a screen pass as the wideout bulldozed his way towards the goal line. Tartt managed to rip the ball out of Metcalf’s arms at the 2-yard line before falling into the end zone. The safety stepped out of bounds, but regained control as he stripped the ball from the wideouts arms.