Game-changing back-breakers

The culprit for Sunday’s 40-21 loss in San Francisco?

Look no further than a two-headed monster that’s reared its head far too many times this season — turnovers by the offense and big plays allowed by the defense.

Matt Hasselbeck threw four interceptions and lost a fumble, and then add in two drives ended on failed fourth down plays and one ended on a missed field goal, and the Seahawks had the equivalent of eight turnovers in 12 offensive drives on Sunday. Two touchdowns and two punts accounted for the conclusions of the other four series.

The Seattle defense struggled with containing the big plays, as well. The 49ers produced 336 yards in 56 offensive plays on Sunday, with 50 snaps totaling 109 yards (2.2 yards per play) but six of them adding up to a whopping 227 yards (37.8 yards per snap).


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