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Mired in six-game skid, 49ers to clash with Seahawks

Nov 12, 2007 - 11:17 AM San Francisco (2-6) at Seattle (4-4) Monday 8:30 pm EST

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The Seattle Seahawks are in their accustomed perch atop the NFC West. Much of that is due to their division rivals.

The San Francisco 49ers, who were expected to make a run at the division title, instead travel to Seattle on Monday night seeking to snap a six-game losing streak.

Offense, or a lack thereof, has ruined what was expected to be a promising season for San Francisco.

The 49ers scored 20 points in a season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals and have failed to register more than 17 since.

An injury to quarterback Alex Smith and considerable drop-off in the production of running back Frank Gore have bogged down the offense all season.

Smith suffered a separated right shoulder that caused him to miss two games and is still feeling the effects of the injury.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2005, Smith has just two touchdown passes and four interceptions in six starts. In last weekend's 20-16 loss at Atlanta, he went 17-of-38 for 149 yards and three interceptions and a passer rating of 22.8.

Gore, who led the NFC in rushing with 1,695 yards in 2006, has yet to reach the 100-yard mark this season. He sat out last weekend's game due to a sprained ankle.

A meager rushing game also has plagued the Seahawks, who blew a 21-6 lead in Sunday's 33-30 overtime defeat in Cleveland.

Shaun Alexander, the league's Most Valuable Player in 2005, gained just 32 yards on 14 carries against the Browns. In the past four games, Seattle has managed a total of 139 rushing yards.

In overtime against the Browns, Seattle failed to convert a 4th-and-inches and Cleveland quickly moved downfield for the winning field goal.

Because of those struggles, coach Mike Holmgren said he plans to put renewed emphasis on the passing game, which could be bolstered by the return from injury of wide receiver Deion Branch.

Alexander is suffering from a cracked bone in his wrist and minor sprains to his left knee and ankle, and Holmgren said he may not practice this week.

That will put the onus offensively on quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who is coming off a pair of 300-yard efforts - both losses - in the last three games.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 0 0
    SEATTLE 10 7 0 7 24 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - TD, WILL HELLER 1 YD PASS FROM MATT
    HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK), 6:43.
    Drive: 13 plays, 84 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Hasselbeck 16-yard pass
    to Engram to Seattle 32; Hasselbeck
    12-yard

    Nov 12 11:46 PM



  • TD SEA D.J. HACKETT 10 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 11:05 PM



  • TD SEA D.J. HACKETT 10 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







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  • TD SEA D.J. HACKETT 10 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 11:05 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    D.J. HACKETT 10 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    SEATTLE 24 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 11:05 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 0
    SEATTLE 10 7 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - TD, WILL HELLER 1 YD PASS FROM MATT
    HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK), 6:43.
    Drive: 13 plays, 84 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Hasselbeck 16-yard pass
    to Engram to Seattle 32; Hasselbeck


    Nov 12 11:02 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0
    SEATTLE 10 7 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - TD, WILL HELLER 1 YD PASS FROM MATT
    HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK), 6:43.
    Drive: 13 plays, 84 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Hasselbeck 16-yard pass
    to Engram to Seattle 32; Hasselbeck
    12-y

    Nov 12 10:10 PM



  • TD SEA MAURICE MORRIS 6 YD RUN (JOSH BROWN KICK)






    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:51 PM



  • TD SEA MAURICE MORRIS 6 YD RUN (JOSH BROWN KICK)






    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:51 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    MAURICE MORRIS 6 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    SEATTLE 17 5:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:51 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0
    SEATTLE 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - TD, WILL HELLER 1 YD PASS FROM MATT
    HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK), 6:43.
    Drive: 13 plays, 84 yards in 5:33.
    Key plays: Hasselbeck 16-yard pass
    to Engram to Seattle 32; Hasselbeck


    Nov 12 9:25 PM



  • FG SEA JOSH BROWN 20 YD





    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:11 PM


  • NFL
    FG SEA
    JOSH BROWN 20 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    SEATTLE 10 4:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:01 PM


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    TD SEA
    WILL HELLER 1 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    SEATTLE 7 8:17 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    49ers vs. SeahawksNov 12 9:01 PM
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