Who doesn't love a midweek rivalry game?
Just four days after beating the Baltimore Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers are back at it and ready to take on the Seattle Seahawks on "Thursday Night Football."
Both teams enter the contest with a 2-4 record, two games back of the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
Away we go.
The 49ers have nothing but healthy scratches on their inactive list, which is great news considering a short turnaround between games. Pierre Garçon (foot) and Alex Boone (shoulder) are both active along with the other 49ers starters listed on the injury report during the week.
That also means that Reggie Bush (calf) is making his return to the field after missing the team's game against the Ravens.
The one surprise is that Jarryd Hayne is inactive for the 49ers. Hayne has served as the starting punt returner for each of the team's first six games. That means that Bush and Bruce Ellington will likely handle all return duties.
On the Seahawks side, Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) and Bobby Wagner (pectoral) will play Thursday night. Lynch returned to the lineup in Week 6 after missing two games due to injury. Wagner is back after missing his team's game last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Here's the full list of inactives for both sides.
49ers inactives: WR DeAndrew White, RB Jarryd Hayne, G Brandon Thomas, OL Ian Silberman, NT Mike Purcell, TE Blake Bell and LB COrey Lemonier
Seahawks inactives: CB Marcus Burley, FB Derrick Coleman, LB Nick Moody, G Mark Glowinski, C Patrick Lewis, DE Demarcus Dobbs, DT J. Hill.
After winning the coin toss, the Seahawks opted to defer possession to the second half.
Seattle forced a quick three-and-out and promptly marched down the field to score the first points of the game. Lynch carried the ball nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown. On 3rd-and-goal from the 49ers 1-yard line, the running back dove across the goal line for the score.
Lynch's touchdown put the Seahawks up 7-0. (7:05)
San Francisco was kept off the scoreboard on its first three drives of the game, accumulating just two first downs on those possessions.
Seattle added to their lead after a 23-yard pass from Wilson to Jimmy Graham got the Seaahwks into 49ers territory.
Steven Hauschka drilled a 49-yard field goal to put the Seahawks up 10-0. (9:37)
The Seahawks were back on the move late in the first half. Passes of 21 yards and 15 yards to Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin, respectively, set up Seattle's next score. On 1st-and-10 from the 49ers 43, Wilson found Tyler Lockett on play action deep down the middle of the field for a 43-yard touchdown.
The long score bumped Seattle's lead up to 17-0. (2:44)
Back-to-back sacks for Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett got Seattle the ball back with just under two minutes remaining. Despite taking a big hit after throwing the football, Wilson connected with Kearse for 36 yards.
Tramaine Brock saved the 49ers defense at the end of the quarter. The cornerback jumped a Wilson pass intended for Baldwin in the end zone for his third interception of the season. The takeaway kept Seattle from tacking onto their lead as the Seahawks went into halftime with the 17-0 advantage.
Seattle will get the ball to begin the second half.
The two teams traded punts to start the second half before the 49ers grabbed their second takeaway of the game. Wilson sent a 50/50 ball deep down the middle of the field intended for Kearse. Kenneth Acker got to the ball first and made an impressive diving interception.
San Francisco got on the board near the end of the quarter. Vernon Davis caught two passes for 40 yards and Boldin added a 27-yard reception down the left sideline. A nifty 6-yard run by Carlos Hyde got the 49ers into the red zone where the drive would ultimately stall.
A 35-yard Phil Dawson field goal made it 17-3 Seahawks. (1:26)
The Seahawks responded with another scoring drive of their own to extend the advantage back to 17. Wilson marched his team down the field to the 49ers 28-yard line.
Hauschka's second field goal, this one from 46 yards, put the Seahawks up 20-3. (9:29)
Two more sacks for Seattle's defense quickly ended San Francisco's next drive. The game featured 11 sacks in all, six by the Seahawks and five for the Niners.
The teams traded punts for much of the final quarter. Seattle had the final possession, running out the remaining three minutes on the clock to put a bow on their 20-3 victory over the 49ers.