Seattle notched a fourth straight win against National Football Conference West rivals the San Francisco 49ers with a 20-3 road victory on Thursday.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett late in the first half, while Marshawn Lynch added a 1-yard score for Seattle, who improved to a 3-4 record.
Wilson completed 10 of his first 12 passes and finished with 235 yards passing, while Lynch ran for 122 yards after vomiting on the sideline in the first half.
“We really executed in all phases,” Wilson said.
“Defense really executed. We were really rolling. We believe. There’s no reason why not to. Now we have a couple days off to regroup and see where we can go,” he added.
Wilson was sacked five times to push his unwanted NFL-leading total to 31 and threw a pair of interceptions, but he still made plenty of influential contributions.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick struggled once again as they slumped to 2-5.
Kaepernick’s errant passes sailed into both sidelines, one ball even hitting a 49ers staff member in the head early in the game and requiring him to be checked.
Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal late in the third for the hosts’ only score. The 49ers have been held to single digits in their past three losses to Seattle, with just one touchdown.
Kaepernick dropped to 1-6 in seven starts against the Seahawks with three touchdown passes to nine interceptions and 24 sacks in those games.
The Seahawks’ winning streak in the series started with the NFC championship game in January last year, which propelled them to a Super Bowl victory.
San Francisco’s 55 yards in the first half were the fewest allowed by the Seahawks defense in an opening half since Week 17 of the 2013 season against St Louis.
Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was inactive for San Francisco for the first time this season.
The running back and return man played in each of their first six games.
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