The San Francisco 49ers had a chance to become NFC West champions on Sunday night. Through three quarters of play, the Niners have been completely dominated by Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and a stout Seahawks defense. With just a quarter left to play, the Seahawks hold a 35-6 lead.
Wilson has been the star since the opening kickoff. The rookie quarterback is 13-for-19 on his pass attempts for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson has also kept numerous plays alive with his scrambling ability, which has paid dividend against a strong 49ers pass rush. Lynch is also having a big game, carrying the ball 18 times for 89 yards and a score.
The Seahawks held a 28-6 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Wilson hit Doug Baldwin for a four-yard touchdown strike that gave Seattle a 29-point advantage. The 49ers put together a drive at the end of the quarter, but Richard Sherman intercepted a pass from Colin Kaepernick in the end zone to give Seattle the ball once again.
Kaepernick has struggled on Sunday night, throwing for just 180 yards. The 49ers running game has also been limited throughout; on 13 combined carries, the team has 56 rushing yards.