Peter Morelli is the referee assigned to work the Seahawks' game against the 49ers on Thursday night. He also worked the team's game against Kansas City this season. That game was notable because Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren won a replay challenge (his fifth replay victory since 2000). The reversal gave Seattle possession late in the game after Deion Branch stripped the ball from a Chiefs defender.
The Seahawks lost the game, dropping Seattle to 1-3 under Holmgren when Morelli presides as referee (all since 2003). The lone victory was against San Francisco at home in 2003 (although there were 105 penalty yards against Seattle, tied for second-most against the Seahawks in the Holmgren era). Morelli also worked Seattle's historic 2004 home loss to the Rams in which the Seahawks surrendered a 17-point fourth-quarter lead. Full officiating breakdown below.