Somehow, what was supposed to be a low-scoring game has become a relatively high-scoring affair, with Seattle taking a 20-13 lead into the locker room after Olindo Mare hit a 38-yarder on the final play of the first half.
The offense has not looked very crisp, and the defense has actually not looked very good at times either, giving up a 63-yard pass at the two-minute warning that set up the Niners' final score, a TD pass from JT O'Sullivan to Bryant Johnson.
Logan Payne's injury on his first catch of the game has obviously thrown a wrench into Mike Holmgren's play-calling; he cannot go with the four-receiver set. SF's defense is keying on Julius Jones and John Carlson and making Courtney Taylor and Billy McMullen beat them. Hasselbeck does not look super confident to me, in part because he is having to make so many reads now rather than knowing who is going to be where.
Marcus Trufant looks like his cast is affecting him negatively, and Kelly Jennings does not look great either -- especially now that he has cracked ribs. On the 63-yard play, it looked like Trufant thought he was handing Isaac Bruce off to Deon Grant, but Grant had some up for some reason and Bruce blew by both of them.
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New punter Jon Ryan has not been impressive, and new receiver McMullen has made some plays -- but he fumbled on one that would have set up at least a field goal, if not a TD.
In short, this game is probably much closer than anybody thought it would be, especially after the Seahawks took a 14-0 lead. Give the Niners credit for staying in it when they could have folded up their tents.