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Wilson's big day leads Seahawks past San Francisco 43-16

SEATTLE (AP) It was pointed out this week by San Francisco's Richard Sherman that he was witness to watching Seattle's Russell Wilson throw five interceptions in one game.

He didn't see Wilson throw any interceptions on Sunday. Instead, he watched Wilson throw four touchdowns and the Seahawks stay in the middle of the NFC playoff race with a 43-16 blowout win over the 49ers.

Wilson tossed three first-half touchdowns on just four completions as the Seahawks (7-5) won their third straight game, jumping to a 20-0 lead and beating the 49ers for the ninth straight time.

''We didn't throw it that much but we were able to make some huge plays when we did,'' Wilson said.

Seattle won't be NFC West champs after the Los Angeles Rams clinched the division on Sunday. But the Seahawks continue to make a case they will be part of the NFC playoff field. And Wilson continues to play with an efficiency that may be the best of his career.

Wilson wasn't asked to do much in the first half, but the little he did found the end zone. He hit Jaron Brown on a 4-yard TD pass in the first quarter, found Tyler Lockett for a 52-yard score and connected with Doug Baldwin on a 1-yarder. According to Sportradar, Wilson throwing three touchdowns on four completions made for the fewest TDs/completions in a first half dating to 1991. The previous low was six.

Wilson finished 11 of 17 for 185 yards and has thrown at least two touchdowns in eight straight games. It was the eighth time in the regular season Wilson has thrown four or more TD passes. His last came on an 18-yard strike to Brown early in the fourth quarter after he broke free from Sherman's coverage.

Wilson has 29 touchdown passes and five interceptions on the season. Rashaad Penny added a 20-yard run on the first offensive play of the second half following an 84-yard kickoff return by Lockett for a 27-3 lead.

''It's phenomenal that he's able to continue to execute those plays and the receivers are doing a fantastic job,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.

Bobby Wagner capped a blowout with a 98-yard interception return touchdown, the first of his career and the longest in franchise history. It was a big day for Seattle's defensive leader, including a forced fumble and recovery in the first half ripping the ball away from San Francisco running back Jeff Wilson Jr. at the Seattle 5. He then stepped in front of Nick Mullens' pass near the goal line and outran the rest of the 49ers for the longest interception return in team history.

Most of the attention centered on Sherman's first game back in Seattle after spending seven seasons with the Seahawks before being released and signing with the 49ers (2-10) last March. He greeted former teammates during pregame warmups - even giving a brief handshake and hug to Wilson - and then had a mostly uneventful return. Early in the third quarter Wilson hit Baldwin on a short route and Sherman's close friend shook off the tackle attempt and raced 21 yards for a first down.

Sherman downplayed his return. He spent several minutes on the field postgame exchanging jerseys with Baldwin.

''I'm a ballplayer and at the end of the day the field is the same length and everything else is the same,'' Sherman said. ''You just go out there and play your game and try to give your team the best chance to win, and unfortunately we didn't get the win today.''

Dante Pettis had two touchdown receptions , including a 75-yard catch early in the fourth quarter, for San Francisco. Mullens was 30 of 48 for 414 yards.

CELEBRATION TIME

Seattle's wide receivers had plenty of chances to work on their touchdown celebrations.

The first after Brown's 4-yard catch in the first quarter was a nod to Sherman and Seahawks history. The group created a re-enactment of the famous tip play by Sherman in the 2013 NFC championship game against the 49ers. Late in the fourth quarter, Sherman tipped an end zone pass from Colin Kaepernick into the arms of Malcolm Smith for an interception that secured Seattle's berth in the Super Bowl.

Brown was the quarterback on the play 's re-enactment. Baldwin played the role of Sherman and David Moore was in the role of Smith, who is also playing for the 49ers.

''We thought it'd be nice to give him a tribute if we had the opportunity to do so. I know it's kind of weird. We're scoring. He's on the other team. We're doing a tribute, but that was in our hearts this week,'' Baldwin said.

They capped their day of celebrations with the "Macarena " following Brown's second TD.

INJURIES

Seattle may have suffered a significant loss when guard D.J. Fluker had to be helped to the sideline early in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. Carroll said it was a significant pull. Fluker has been a key part of Seattle's run-game resurgence and appeared very angry on the field about the injury. He did not return and left the field on a cart.

Seattle running back Chris Carson suffered a dislocated finger in the fourth quarter but wasn't deemed significant.

San Francisco starting RB Matt Breida played only sparingly. He had five carries and three receptions.

UP NEXT

49ers: San Francisco returns home to host Denver next Sunday.

Seahawks: Seattle hosts Minnesota next Monday night.

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Key Players
N. Mullens 4 QB
414 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, RuYd
26
FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
185 PaYds, 4 PaTDs, 14 RuYds
32
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 4:04
S.Janikowski extra point is No Good Short Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
16
43
Touchdown 4:20
N.Mullens pass short middle intended for J.Wilson INTERCEPTED by B.Wagner at SEA 2. B.Wagner for 98 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
16
43
Field Goal 7:53
S.Janikowski 40 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
11
plays
53
yds
6:20
pos
16
37
Missed Two Point Conversion 14:06
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. N.Mullens rushes left tackle. ATTEMPT FAILS. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. SL.Griffin recovered a fumble. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
16
34
Touchdown 14:06
N.Mullens pass deep middle to D.Pettis for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
00:11
pos
16
34
Point After TD 14:17
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
10
34
Touchdown 14:17
R.Wilson pass deep middle to J.Brown for 18 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
88
yds
3:23
pos
10
33
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:24
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
10
27
Touchdown 11:24
N.Mullens pass short right to D.Pettis for 17 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
58
yds
3:20
pos
9
27
Point After TD 14:44
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
3
27
Touchdown 14:44
R.Penny left end for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
20
yds
00:16
pos
3
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
R.Gould 45 yard field goal is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
7
plays
30
yds
1:17
pos
3
20
Point After TD 1:17
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
0
20
Touchdown 1:17
G.Fant reported in as eligible. R.Wilson pass short left to D.Baldwin for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
33
yds
00:34
pos
0
19
Point After TD 13:41
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
0
13
Touchdown 13:41
R.Wilson pass deep left to T.Lockett for 52 yards TOUCHDOWN [S.Thomas].
2
plays
57
yds
1:12
pos
0
12
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 1:25
S.Janikowski extra point is No Good Wide Left Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
0
6
Touchdown 1:25
R.Wilson pass short left to J.Brown for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on SF-K.Williams Illegal Contact declined.
7
plays
74
yds
4:23
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 32:30 27:30
1st Downs 24 21
Rushing 4 8
Passing 18 7
Penalty 2 6
3rd Down Conv 7-16 4-9
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 452 331
Total Plays 74 49
Avg Gain 6.1 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 66 168
Rush Attempts 23 29
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 5.8
Net Yards Passing 386 163
Comp. - Att. 30-48 11-17
Yards Per Pass 8.0 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-28 3-22
Penalties - Yards 13-128 10-100
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-41.2 4-46.5
Return Yards 122 107
Punts - Returns 3-13 1--4
Kickoffs - Returns 4-109 2-111
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 5/7
Extra Points 1/1 4/6
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-4 -25% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
49ers 2-10 037616
Seahawks 7-5 61471643
386 PASS YDS 163
66 RUSH YDS 168
452 TOTAL YDS 331
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Mullens 4 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 414 2 1 95.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.5% 1147 7 5 91.5
N. Mullens 30/48 414 2 1 26
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Wilson 41 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 94 0
J. Wilson 15 61 0 11 11
M. Breida 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
132 744 3
M. Breida 5 6 0 3 5
N. Mullens 4 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 -2 0
N. Mullens 2 1 0 1 26
D. Pettis 18 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
D. Pettis 1 -2 0 -2 24
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Pettis 18 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 129 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 314 4
D. Pettis 7 5 129 2 75 24
J. Wilson 41 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 8 73 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 81 0
J. Wilson 9 8 73 0 24 11
G. Kittle 85 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 893 3
G. Kittle 9 6 70 0 28 7
K. Bourne 84 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 60 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 317 3
K. Bourne 6 4 60 0 33 6
M. Breida 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 209 2
M. Breida 3 3 51 0 26 5
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 285 1
K. Juszczyk 3 3 20 0 7 2
T. Taylor 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 161 1
T. Taylor 1 1 11 0 11 1
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 94 0
R. James 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Tartt 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-10 1 0.0
J. Tartt 4-0 0.0 0 0
A. Witherspoon 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-3 0 0.0
A. Witherspoon 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Smith 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-13 0 0.0
M. Smith 3-4 0.0 0 0
D. Buckner 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-18 0 9.0
D. Buckner 3-4 2.0 0 0
K. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-2 0 0.0
K. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Thomas 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 0 1.0
S. Thomas 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Mitchell 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-11 0 0.0
E. Mitchell 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Nzeocha 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 0.0
M. Nzeocha 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Harris 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
M. Harris 2-2 0.0 0 0
F. Warner 48 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-26 0 0.0
F. Warner 2-6 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 77 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Blair 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 4.0
R. Blair 1-1 1.0 0 0
A. Armstead 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-8 0 3.0
A. Armstead 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Marsh 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-8 0 3.0
C. Marsh 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 9 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
23/24 20/22
R. Gould 1/1 45 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 40.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 43.2 19
B. Pinion 5 40.4 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 27.3 42 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 24.4 42 0
R. James 4 27.3 42 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 6.8 23 0
R. James 2 1.0 2 0
T. Taylor 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 4.4 11 0
T. Taylor 1 11.0 11 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
32
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 185 4 0 140.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.6% 2716 29 5 115.5
R. Wilson 11/17 185 4 0 32
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Carson 32 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 69 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
157 704 4
C. Carson 13 69 0 23 9
R. Penny 20 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 65 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 369 2
R. Penny 7 65 1 20 12
R. Wilson 3 QB
32
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 245 0
R. Wilson 4 14 0 7 32
T. Lockett 16 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 58 0
T. Lockett 1 10 0 10 12
M. Davis 27 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 396 3
M. Davis 4 10 0 7 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Brown 18 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 67 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 150 5
J. Brown 3 3 67 2 45 18
T. Lockett 16 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 52 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 713 9
T. Lockett 2 1 52 1 52 12
C. Carson 32 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 127 0
C. Carson 4 3 39 0 27 9
D. Baldwin 89 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 22 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 388 2
D. Baldwin 4 2 22 1 21 8
N. Vannett 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 229 2
N. Vannett 1 1 4 0 4 0
M. Turner 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 20 0
M. Turner 1 1 1 0 1 0
J. McKissic 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. McKissic 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. McDougald 30 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-10 3 0.0
B. McDougald 8-1 0.0 0 0
B. Wagner 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-4 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-40 1 1.0
B. Wagner 8-4 1.0 1 1
A. Calitro 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-11 0 0.0
A. Calitro 7-3 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-8 1 0.5
J. Coleman 5-1 0.5 0 0
Sh. Griffin 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-4 2 0.0
Sh. Griffin 4-0 0.0 0 0
P. Ford 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
P. Ford 4-0 0.0 0 0
F. Clark 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 1 10.0
F. Clark 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Flowers 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-10 0 0.0
T. Flowers 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Reed 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-13 0 6.0
J. Reed 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. Thompson 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-13 1 0.0
T. Thompson 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Hill 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
D. Hill 1-2 0.0 0 0
Q. Jefferson 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 1.5
Q. Jefferson 1-1 0.5 0 0
B. Jackson 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
B. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jordan 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
D. Jordan 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Jones 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
N. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Janikowski 11 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/6
SEASON FG XP
16/20 37/39
S. Janikowski 1/1 40 4/6 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 49.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 48.7 20
M. Dickson 4 49.8 1 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 55.5 84 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 28.2 84 0
T. Lockett 2 55.5 84 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -4.0 -4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 5.5 19 0
T. Lockett 1 -4.0 -4 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 SF 14 4:23 6 7 Punt
8:50 SF 7 3:02 6 23 Punt
1:25 SF 25 1:32 3 -8 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:41 SF 22 4:10 8 73 Fumble
6:30 SF 28 2:18 4 14 Punt
1:17 SF 43 1:17 7 30 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:44 SF 42 3:20 7 58 TD
7:28 SF 10 4:48 8 46 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:17 SF 25 0:11 1 75 TD
7:46 SF 25 3:42 9 70 INT
4:04 SF 25 3:47 16 55 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:37 SF 37 1:47 3 9 Punt
5:48 SEA 26 4:23 7 74 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 SEA 43 1:12 2 57 TD
9:31 SEA 14 3:01 6 17 Punt
4:12 SEA 10 2:21 3 4 Punt
1:51 SF 33 0:34 5 33 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 19 0:16 1 20 TD
11:24 SEA 28 3:56 5 10 Punt
2:40 SEA 12 3:23 6 88 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 SEA 25 6:20 11 53 FG
0:17 SEA 20 0:17 1 -1 Game