For the second time in Week 2, a game is being stopped due to weather. Much like in the Buccaneers home game against the Saints, the Seahawks and 49ers will sit in their respective locker rooms while lightning and heavy rain encompasses CenturyLink Field. The NFL officials called a stoppage to play with three minutes left to play in the first-quarter of the Sunday Night Football matchup due to the safety of the players, coaches and fans.
According to the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, the main threat of lightning was set pass over the area 20-25 minutes following the call to stop the game. According to John Doyle of the Everett Herald, an NFL official said that the game will not restart until at least 6:45 p.m. PT (9:45 p.m. ET). The 49ers and Seahawks are in a 0-0 tie during the stoppage and both teams have returned to the locker rooms. According to the San Francisco Chronicles Eric Branch, the 49ers have already lost nose tackle Ian Williams to a leg injury and he will not return to the game.