After winning three straight, the 49ers appear to have reverted back to their frustrating ways Sunday against their arch-rivals.
The 49ers' 30-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 at Lumen Field was a game that slipped away.
Four total turnovers and a season-high 10 penalties played a huge role in San Francisco's crushing defeat. Defensive end Nick Bosa provided an honest assessment of the 49ers' mistake-filled game.
"Yeah, we definitely blew it," Bosa told reporters post-game.
"We knew it was going to be this type of game whenever we play them. We have to do a much better job of not giving the game away. But we're still in the mix and we're going to keep working hard and we still have a lot of confidence in our team."
Bosa himself had a good game. A sack of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the first quarter resulted in a forced fumble and a loss of 24 yards after Seattle recovered. Bosa has now registered 12 sacks on the season, a career-high.
As frustrating as this loss was for the 49ers, they still have a hold on one of the three NFC wild card spots. Dropping from the sixth seed to the seventh seed after their loss and a win from the Washington Football Team (6-6) over the Las Vegas Raiders, the 49ers will look to get back into the win column in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.