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49ers vs. Seahawks second quarter thread: The only thing stopping the offense are penalties

So far, so good, for the Niners.

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The Seahawks deferring turned out to be the worst-case scenario for Seattle. No team had scored on their opening drive in the NFL than the 49ers, and Kyle Shanahan drew up another masterful opener.

Christian McCaffrey ran for 13 yards on the first play. That came after a 29-yard kick return from Ray-Ray McCloud. Charlie Woerner had a catch for nine yards. McCaffrey had another explosive play, this time for 27 yards. Then, Deebo Samuel, after picking up a first down on the previous second down, he carried the ball in for a touchdown to make it 7-0 early.

The Seahawks scored three points on their next drive, despite gaining one yard on three plays. A 66-yard kick return from Dee Eskridge put Seattle in Niners territory, but the Seahawks couldn’t accomplish anything.

The 49ers moved the ball to Seattle’s 30 on the following drive, but an offensive holding call on Jauan Jennings and a loss of six on third down took the offense out of field goal range.

Geno Smith was nearly sacked for a safety by Tashaun Gipson after stumbling over the feet of his running back. That would give San Francisco another possession with prime field position.