This is the unedited version of the review box that will appear in the morning paper:
SCORE: Seahawks 23, 49ers 3.
WHERE THEY STAND: The Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West with a 3-1 record, a game ahead of San Francisco (2-2) and Arizona (2-2), which defeated Pittsburgh. St.Louis (0-4) already is having a long year.
A LOOK AHEAD: A rematch with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Seahawks in the 2005 Super Bowl. They are different teams and the Steelers have a new coach, but that will not stop the comparisons to that ill-fated game.
BEST PLAY: Holding a tenuous 3-0 lead and with the offense struggling, Matt Hasselbeck hit Deion Branch for a 65-yard pass that seemed to open up the offense. A play later Hasselbeck hit Bobby Engram for a touchdown.
WORST PLAY: For the second time this season, the Seahawks had a punt blocked. Keith Lewis bulled Jordan Babineaux into the backfield and got a hand on Ryan Plackemeier's punt.
STAR OF THE GAME: Julian Peterson, playing against his former team, had four tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles, spearheading a defensive unit that limited the Niners to 184 yards of offense.
QUOTEBOOK: "Make no mistake, Frank Gore's a very good runner. But if you shut him down, it's tough for the 49ers to get untracked offensively. Besides that, they lost their starting quarterback today. That's got to hurt." Marcus Trufant.
PERSONNEL NOTES: Mike Holmgren pulled Seneca Wallace out of the mothballs and allowed him to utilize his various skills. He had a reception, a run and a pass. … TE Marcus Pollard got involved in the offense again, catching two passes, including a touchdown. … Maurice Morris was back after missing two weeks. He had five carries for 13 yards.
MEDICAL REPORT: Alvin Pearman had a serious knee injury. Ray Willis also had a knee injury, though it is not believed to be as serious as Pearman's. Josh Wilson has an ankle injury.
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