View photos from the 49ers Week 12 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
The San Francisco 49ers are now 1-10 in 2017 following a 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. The 49ers offense was quiet throughout aside from a garbage time touchdown on the last play of the game. That said, the score was a 10-yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Louis Murphy.
Yes, Garoppolo entered the game with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter after Beathard went down with an injury. Garoppolo played just three snaps, scrambling for four yards and completing both of his pass attempts. A potential change at QB leads this week's takeaways in what was an otherwise underwhelming day for San Francisco.
1. The 49ers were never able to sustain any sort of success on offense. Seattle's pass rush was in C.J. Beathard's face on nearly every drop back. Beathard was hit 13 times and sacked on three occasions. He finished with 201 passing yards and one interception. Kyle Shanahan said postgame that Beathard has a lower leg injury but the severity is still unknown.
Marquise Goodwin led the 49ers with four receptions for 78 yards. Pierre Garçon had a game-high seven catches on 13 targets. Those seven receptions went for just 21 yards. Hyde ran the ball 16 times for 47 yards.
2.** Garoppolo received a huge ovation when he took the field. On the touchdown, he rolled to his left and found Murphy in the end zone. It wasn't how the 49ers planned to get Garoppolo into the game, but it certainly adds intrigue to the upcoming week. If Garoppolo gets the start in Week 13, whether due to injury or Shanahan's decision, he'll do so in his hometown against the Chicago Bears.
3. The defense kept things close for awhile before Seattle scored 17 unanswered points in the second half. Russell Wilson threw for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He added a 2-yard touchdown run. What was most impressive was Wilson's elusiveness. There were several occasions where the 49ers had Wilson dead to rights, and the quarterback escaped each time. San Francisco was credited with six quarterback hits, but the defense failed to record a single sack.
4. Eric Reid led the 49ers with seven tackles and intercepted Wilson on the first play from scrimmage. It was Reid's second pick of the season and the third of his career against Wilson.
5. Raheem Mostert left the game with a knee injury. That's a huge loss for the 49ers as Mostert has been a special teams ace all season. Joe Staley gave everyone a scare when he went down with a leg injury. Thankfully, Staley returned after missing just one snap.