The San Francisco 49ers are in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The Californian team beat division rivals Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round. The guests are still cheering at the break. But then it gets brutal.
With the clock running out, kicker Jason Myers scored another field goal and, with the three points, gave the Seattle Seahawks a surprising half-time lead over the big favorites, the San Francisco 49ers. 17:16 is the view of the guests at Levi’s Stadium.
Only a stupid penalty from cornerback Jimmy Ward put the Seahawks within range of the field goal. With great cheering from the guest fans, we went into the dressing room, the momentum was suddenly on the side of the underdog.
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Seattle only made the playoffs in the last move and even lost both direct duels with the Niners in the regular season. So the signs were clear. It smelled like a sensation at the start of the playoffs.
The second half turned out to be a disaster for the Seahawks. Except for a late touchdown, when the game was already decided, Head Coach Pete Carroll’s team didn’t get a single further point on the scoreboard. In return, Seattle is overrun by the Niners.
With a touchdown in the third quarter, the home side took the lead again, but then things got brutal in the last quarter. First quarterback Geno Smith loses the ball and the Niners conquer the game device. The following drive then lands in the end zone in the arms of running back Elijah Mitchell.
The highlight of the game followed with Deebo Samuel’s 74-yard touchdown. The stadium in the bay trembled. Moments later, the Niners have the ball again when a pass from Smith is intercepted by cornerback Deommodore Lenoir.
A late touchdown by DK Metcalf, his second of the day, wasn’t enough. The Niners won clearly with 41:23 and can continue to dream of the Super Bowl. It was a disaster for the Seahawks.
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