The 49ers offense looked as if they were waking up after Brandon Aiyuk took a first down pass for 25 yards. A second gain of 11 yards from the duo put the ball into Seahawks territory. But a third throw from Purdy was out of reach for Aiyuk, leading to an interception.
Aiyuk and Kyle Shanahan had a conversation on the sideline after the play. Either way, regardless of who was at fault, the turnover gave Seattle favorable field position.
Deommodore Lenoir would guard Metcalf with Mooney out, and it was not the matchup the 49ers wanted. Metcalf forced a defensive pass interference call, giving the Seahawks a fresh set of downs after a third down which would have resulted in a punt. But the defense held and Lock and Seattle were forced to punt.
The 49ers got into a position to take a shot down the field on the next play, and they didn’t miss. Shanahan drew up a scheme where Jamal Adams was forced to defend Deebo Samuel 1-on-1. Even worse for Adams, it was a foot race when he was flat-footed and Deebo had a running start.
Fifty-four yards later, and the 49ers regained the lead 14-10. On the next possession, Pete Carroll elected to punt on 4th & 2 from midfield. That felt like waiving the white flag and not grasping the situation, regardless of the result.
Unsurprisingly, it took the 49ers only a few plays to reach the yard line where Seattle punted from. Deebo gained 25 yards to put the Niners into Seattle territory. A false start penalty by Jon Feliciano would ultimately do the offense in on the drive, and we’d head into halftime with the score 14-10.