49ers' playoff hopes come to end in Seattle
Kap leads 49ers in hostile territory
The 49ers (7-6) arrived in Seattle looking to keep their playoff hopes alive against the Seahawks (9-4). Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was looking for his first win in Seattle.
Seattle gets on board first
On their second drive of the game, the Seahawks got the redzone but had to settle for a Steven Hauschka 38-yard field goal. They led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Gore gives 49ers the lead
After their first two drives ended in punts, the 49ers moved the ball 85 yards on 11 plays on their third drive and Frank Gore capped it off with a 10-yard touchdown run to give them a 7-3 lead.
Gore exits with injury
Late in the second quarter, Gore sustained a concussion while he made a block attempt on Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner after a short pass to fullback Bruce Miller. Gore remained on the field for several minutes. He left the field on his own power and jogged to the locker room. The 49ers ruled him out before the third quarter began.
Reid picks Wilson
With eight seconds left in the first half, the Seahawks were at the 49ers' 29-yard line. They tried to go for a touchdown rather than kick a field goal. Russell Wilson attempted to find Doug Baldwin over the middle, but he overthrew his receiver and Eric Reid intercepted the pass and returned it 73 yards before being tackled at the Seattle 24-yard line to end the first half.
Beast Mode unleashed
The Seahawks regained the lead, 10-7, on a 4-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter.
Seahawks pad lead
Early in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks added to their lead on a Russell Wilson 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Paul Richardson, making it 17-7 Seattle.
The 49ers' 17-7 loss to the Seahawks, combined with the Lions 16-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday, means San Francisco will miss the playoff under Jim Harbaugh.