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Hasselbeck, Seahawks Get Knocked out on Road by Gore and 49ers, 23–10

On the last Sunday of the summer, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves in an all too familiar position.

Matt Hasselbeck went down late in the first half after a Patrick Willis hit on the quarterback near the San Francisco goal line.

Hasselbeck attempted to leave the field on his own, but was unable to do so. After a swarm of Seattle trainers tended to him, Hasselbeck went into the locker room.

He never came back into the game.

Starting middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, nursing a hamstring injury, tried to play Sunday, but left the game shortly after it started and, he too, did not return.

Sometimes in life, when it rains, it pours. Such was the case with injuries to Seattle’s starting lineup Sunday.

Filling in for injured all-pro left tackle Walter Jones, Sean Locklear also was forced to leave the game.

Rounding out the “Injured Seahawk Bingo” card for those who played at home was cornerback Josh Wilson. Wilson had been filling in for Marcus Trufant, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a back injury.

The most crippling of the injuries was Hasselbeck’s. Seattle was starting to find its rhythm offensively in the second quarter due to the quarterback’s play.

Driving down field, the quarterback looked to bring his Seahawks within three at 13 – 10 just before the half time whistle, when Hasselbeck and the rest of the Seahawks’ offensive unit found themselves just four yards out from accomplishing their goal.

Seattle’s first attempt, a short incomplete pass to the right side from Hasselbeck to Nate Burleson.

Second and four.

With 53 seconds left on the clock, Hasselbeck called his own number on second down. On the quarterback keeper, the scrambling Hasselbeck managed to pick up three yards before Patrick Willis laid a hit on Hasselbeck that left him in so much pain, he was not able to walk off the field without help from the Seahawks’ sideline.

Seneca Wallace came in to relieve Hasselbeck and the veteran backup was able to score on his first play filling in.

Wallace accounted for 127 yards through the air and the touchdown pass, the San Francisco 49ers defense was just too much, leaving the Seahawks offensive unit stumbling much like it did throughout last season under the guidance of the veteran backup.

San Francisco was fueled by Frank Gore, who ate up 246 total yards of offense and two rushing touchdowns. The touchdowns came on rushes of 79 and 80 yards, respectively.

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One Response to “Hasselbeck, Seahawks Get Knocked out on Road by Gore and 49ers, 23–10”

  1. 49er Fan says:

    I am so happy that my beloved 49ers got to kick some Seahawks ass, again. I can not wait for the game in Seattle in December. Seahawk fans, don’t blame your loses on injuries, if you can’t win, then you are not good enough!!
    For you guys that is still blaming the referee for your SuperBowl loss, get over it!! The best team won!!
    There is so many fair weather fans in Seattle, it is unreal, yes, there is die hards too, but all these guys that is jumping on the band wagon when they win…It’s discusting.

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