Brock’s next pass was even more off-target and high. This time, the defense capitalized and had an interception returned for a touchdown to make it 24-10.
Aaron Banks had a false start on first down to begin the ensuing drive. The offense had a chance on third down, but Purdy couldn’t find a receiver open on the play and the Niners were forced to punt.
Seattle would answer with a 14-play drive, which was easily their best of the evening. It took a 34-yard one-handed snag from Jaxon Smith Njigba to keep the drive alive on 3rd & 9. But that would be the final third down the Seahawks would see until play 13 of the drive.
Ambry Thomas broke up a pass in the end zone. On second and goal. And Arik Armstead and Javon Hargrave split a sack on third and goal to hold Seattle to three points to make the score 24-13.
San Francisco’s offense would need to get going. An end around to Deebo Samuel helped. McCaffrey following that up with runs of seven and nine didn’t hurt, either. It would come down to a 4th & 3 from the 37-yard line.