Wilson, Lynch star as Seahawks rout San Francisco

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Marshawn Lynch AFP PHOTO

Marshawn Lynch
AFP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, United States: Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a touchdown while Russell Wilson threw for another touchdown on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Seattle Seahawks routed San Francisco 20-3 in an NFL game.

The Seahawks improved to 3-4 while the 49ers, who fell to 2-5, went 1-for-11 on third-down conversions and managed only eight first downs while punting nine times.

Seattle has swept San Francisco by a combined score of 56-13 in their past three meetings as the team tries to reach the Super Bowl for the third year in a row.

“We really executed in all phases,” Wilson said. “De¬fense really executed. We were really rolling. We believe (in ourselves). There’s no reason why not to. Now we have a couple days off to regroup and see where we can go.”


Lynch, who carried the ball 27 times, scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run to cap a 12-play, 61-yard march that lasted 6:36 to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.

Steven Hauschka kicked a 49-yard field goal in the second quarter and Wilson followed with a 43-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett that gave the Seahawks a 17-0 half-time lead.

San Francisco’s Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal with 1:21 remaining in the third quarter to pull the 49ers within 17-3 entering the fouth quarter.

But Hauschka answered with a 46-yard field goal with 9:23 to play that gave the Seahawks a 20-3 edge and the 49ers, who gained only 142 total yards, never threatened again.

Wilson completed 18-of-24 passes for 235 yards but was sacked five times and intercepted twice.

AFP

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