SEATTLE, Wash. - Sunday's game started about as poorly as possible, before the 49ers picked up their play at the end of the second quarter.
But it wasn't nearly enough, as the Seahawks won in convincing fashion again, 29-13, their seventh win in their last eight games against San Francisco. The Seahawks nearly doubled up the 49ers, out gaining them 259-130 first half, before finishing with a 508-306 advantage.
The Seahawks scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, methodically going 61, 69 and 91 yards. Rookie receiver Tyler Lockett scored twice, with Thomas Rawles accounting for 255 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a 31-yard touchdown catch and run in the fourth quarter that effectively put the game out of reach.
Rawls was replacing 49ers' nemsis Marshawn Lynch, who was out with an abdomen injury.
Russell Wilson was efficient, completing 24 of 29 for 260 yards with three touchdown passes. Blaine Gabbert, making his second start of the season, led a 92-yard scoring drive just before the halftime whistle, finding tight end Vance McDonald for a 19-yard score.
Gabbert completed 22 of 34 for 264 yards, with eight of those completions going to running back Shaun Draughn.
The Seahawks scored on their first possession, when Lockett beat defensive back Jimmie Ward for a 24-yard score on a perfectly thrown pass from Wilson.
On the six-play drive, Rawls notched 29 all-purpose yards, including a pass 12-yard pass up the right sideline where he trucked cornerback Tramaine Brock.
Rawls scored his second touchdown of the season from two yards out to make it 13-0, after Hauschka missed the extra point following another impressive drive from Seattle.
Lockett’s second touchdown came with 7:15 remaining in the first half after Kenneth Acker missed a tackle, and Lockett barreled over Jaquiski Tartt at the goal line.
The Seahawks didn’t punt until their fourth possession with 1:50 left in the half. The 49ers didn't get into Seattle's territory for the first time until :48 seconds left in the half before McDonald's score.
The 49ers fall to 3-7 and return to Levi's Stadium to play the Arizona Cardinals next week.