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Quarter notes: Second

Richard Sherman, Golden Tate

In a nutshell: Seahawks 28, 49ers 6. The Seahawks made it 21-0 on the third play of the quarter, when Red Bryant blocked David Akers’ 21-yard field attempt with his right hand and Richard Sherman returned the block 90 yards up the sideline for the score. The 49ers got their field goal when a Russell Wilson pass went off the hands of rookie running back Robert Turbin and linebacker Patrick Willis intercepted the carom. Akers kicked a 33-yarder after the defense held. The Seahawks came right back and drove 60 yards in a 13-play drive that consumed almost 8½ minutes to Wilson’s 6-yard TD pass to Anthony McCoy. Lynch carried six times for 23 yards, while Wilson was 3 of 3 for 21 yards. But the 49ers then drove 31 yards in seven plays to a 54-yarder by Akers with 31 second left in the half.

Player of the quarter: Sherman. He scored on the 90-yard return with the blocked field goal and just before that prevented the 49ers from scoring a TD by batting away Colin Kaepernick’s third-and-goal pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone.

Play of the quarter: The blocked field goal, as Heath Farwell helped clear a lane for Bryant, who used almost every inch of his fully extended 6-foot-4 frame to bat the ball. Sherman did the rest to score the third TD by the special teams this season.

Number of the quarter: 28. The Seahawks hung that many points in the first half on the team that entered the game allowing the fewest points in the league.


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