Peephole perspective: More punts than points, but the Seahawks did get a field goal from Olindo Mare to make it 31-6.
Player of the quarter: Justin Forsett. He ran four times for 40 yards in the drive to Mare’s field goal.
Play of the quarter: On third-and-1, Forsett broke a 32-yarder to the 49ers’ 33-yard line to set up Mare’s field goal. The 32 yards on that one run was more rushing yards than the Seahawks had in the first three quarters.
Stat of the quarter: 5.4. The Seahawks averaged 5.4 yards per carry in the 4th quarter helping seal the victory at Qwest.
The bigger picture: The 49ers moved to the Seahawks’ 44 on their first possession, but SS Lawyer Milloy almost intercepted Smith’s first-down pass, nickel back Jordan Babineaux stopped TE Vernon Davis after a 1-yard gain on second down and CB Kelly Jennings had tight coverage on Smith’s incomplete throw to Dominique Zeigler on third down.
The teams then traded three-and-outs, and the Seahawks came because they continued to pressure Smith. On second down, DE Chris Clemons was clinging to Smith as he threw incomplete.
The Seahawks ended what had turned into a punt-a-thon by getting a 35-yard field goal from Mare with 2:24 to play. It was Mare’s 22nd consecutive field goal to extend his club record. The 10-plya, 57-yard drive chewed up 6½ minutes. Matt Hasselbeck hooked up with TE John Carlson for a 19-yard pass play, but the rest was all done with the run – including the 32-yarder by Forsett to the 49ers’ 33 on third-and-1; and a 5-yarder by Forsett to the 49ers’ 22 on third-and-4.