GALLERY: 49ers no match for Seahawks in Seattle
Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson filmed a "Madden 25" commercial in the offseason, and spoke briefly on the field as the two players warmed up before the game.
Kaepernick's first interception
After safety Craig Dahl blocked a Seattle punt, the 49ers had a chance to get on the board early. But on 3rd and goal from the 5-yard line, Kaepernick's pass intended for Vernon Davis was tipped in the air by Walter Thurmond and intercepted by Earl Thomas.
Ian Williams suffered a broken left ankle early in the first quarter. Although it is not known how much time he will miss, a source told CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco that the 49ers' starting nose tackle will be out "awhile."
Reid gets second pick in as many games
In Week 1, 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid picked off Aaron Rodgers in his first career game. He made it two interceptions in two games when he intercepted Russell Wilson's deep pass down the field intended for Golden Tate.
With 3:13 left in the first quarter play was suspended due to lightning in the area. 49ers fans had to wait an hour for play to resume, as the delay lasted from 6:05 PT until 7:05 PT.
The first score of the game came with just under 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter when Bruce Miller was called for holding in the end zone, resulting in a safety.
Following the safety, the 49ers forced a Seattle turnover on downs and took over with great field position at their own 40-yard line. However, after two incomplete passes, Cliff Avril sacked and stripped Kaepernick and the Seahawks recovered the ball at the 49ers 29-yard line. San Francisco's defense held strong and forced a Seattle field goal. Score -- Seattle 5, 49ers 0
Reid's night comes to an end
Eric Reid's night came to a sudden end late in the 1st half after a hard collision with Sidney Rice. Reid was taken into the locker room and diagnosed with a concussion.
Lynch's first touchdown
The Seahawks won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. They promptly marched 80 yards on 10 plays in 5:48, culminating in Marshawn Lynch's 14-yard touchdown run to make it 12-0.
Two costly penalties
A Phil Dawson field goal cut the deficit to 12-3 but things went downhill quickly for the 49ers thereafter. A pass interference call on Nnamdi Asomugha turned out to be a 40-yard penalty, putting the ball at the 49ers' 24-yard line. After a holding penalty and two negative plays, Seattle faced 3rd and 28 at the 49ers' 42-yard line. Russell Wilson hit Zach Miller for a 15-yard gain, setting up fourth down. But after the play, Aldon Smith was called for "unnecessary roughness" giving the Seahawks a first down at San Francisco's 13-yard line ...
Lynch's second touchdown
On 3rd and 4 at the 49ers' 7-yard line, Russell Wilson found Marshawn Lynch wide open in the flat. He literally walked across the goal line to make it 19-3 Seattle with 13:44 remaining in the game.
Kaepernick's second interception
For the first time in his career, Colin Kaepernick threw multiple interceptions in a game. Seattle's demonstrative, outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, picked off a pass intended for Vernon Davis and returned it to the 49ers' 25-yard line. The Seahawks tacked on a field goal to make it 22-3. To make matters worse, Davis tweaked his hamstring on the play and did not return.
Kaepernick's third interception
After a 49ers turnover on downs and a Seattle punt, Kaepernick airmailed a pass deep over the middle and Kim Chancellor returned it 30 yards to the 49ers' 2-yard line...
Lynch's third touchdown
On the very next play, Marshawn Lynch found paydirt for the third time to give Seattle a 29-3 lead. The former Cal star rushed 28 times for 98 yards and two scores, and caught 3 passes for 37 yards and a score.
After rushing for just 44 yards in Week 1, things got even worse for Frank Gore Sunday in Seattle as he registered just 16 yards on 9 carries.