In a nutshell: The second quarter started the same way as the first, with the Seahawks driving 63 yards in eight plays to a 35-yard field goal by Steve Hauschka. Marshawn Lynch carried twice for 22 yards on the drive that began on the final play of the first quarter with his 7-yard run, but the big play was Russell Wilson’s 36-yard pass to Ben Obomanu to the 49ers’ 37 on third-and-3. After the defense forced a three-and-out, the Seahawks drove to the 49ers’ 33, but Hauschka was wide left on a 51-yard attempt.
Players of the quarter: Earl Thomas and Marcus Trufant. Thomas, the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl free safety, dropped Frank Gore for a 6-yard gain a third-and-12 play. Trufant, the Seahawks’ nickel back, dropped Michael Crabtree for a 1-yard gain on a third-and-3 play.
Play of the quarter: The pass from Wilson to Obomanu, which could have gone for even more yards if he hadn’t fallen after the catch. But it still provided 36 of the 63 yards on the only scoring drive of the quarter.
Number of the quarter: 9. The number of points scored the first half. What? You were expecting a shootout between the No. 1- (49ers) and No. 4-ranked (Seahawks) defenses in the league?
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