The Seahawks put together a 10-play, 52-yard drive to open the second quarter that ended with a 36-yard field goal by Olindo Mare. Hasselbeck was 4 of 5 for 46 yards, including a 17-yarder to tight end John Carlson and a 21-yarder to T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Julius Jones also had a 2-yard run on third-and-1 to keep the drive alive.
But the drive cost the Seahawks left tackle Sean Locklear, who twisted his right ankle on the seventh play. He was ruled out for the rest of the game and replaced by Brandon Frye, who was signed after the final roster cut.
The 49ers scored again, with 2:57 to play. But it had more to do with Andy Lee’s 41-yard punt that was downed – after taking one hop – at the Seattle 4-yard line than Nedney’s 42-yard field goal. Pinned near their own goal line, the Seahawks could muster only 3 yards. A 36-yard punt by Jon Ryan gave the 49ers the ball at the Seattle 43 and a 15-yard run by fullback Moran Norris gave Nedney the yardage needed to push the 49ers lead to 13-3.
The Seahawks weren’t done, however, as Hasselbeck shoved the two-minute offense into high gear. First, he scramble for 7 yards on third-and-6. Then, he passed for 7 yards over the middle to running back Justin Forsett, 6 yards to Houshmandzadeh on the left side, 13 yards to Nate Burleson to the right side and 15 yards to rookie wide receiver Deon Butler to the left side. Forsett then powered his way to the 4 for a 14-yard gain. But on second down, Hasselbeck scrambled to the 1, only to be slammed into by 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.
A woozy Hasselbeck started to the sideline, but almost fell over. He was replaced by Seneca Wallace, who threw a 1-yard pass to running back Julius Jones to cap the 11-play, 70-yard drive.
The TD came from a trips-right formation, as all three receivers went to their left, leaving Jones alone in the right flat.
Hasselbeck sustained a rib injury and his return is doubtful.