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3-4.

Boling: Seahawks won’t quibble with win over 49ers, but still have plenty to prove | The News Tribune
After late collapses led to two straight losses, the Seahawks hold on to a lead and claim 20-3 win on the road

At the end of rivalry, 49ers serve as cautionary tale for Seahawks - seattlepi.com

Wilson, Seahawks rule rivalry with 49ers again in 20-3 win - seattlepi.com
Defending NFC West champion Seattle certainly took a positive step on that path to regaining its contender status with a commanding 20-3 victory against the San Francisco 49ers just four days after a tough loss at home to Carolina.

Seahawks have no trouble holding lead this time in 20-3 win over 49ers - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Marshawn Lynch topped 100 yards for the first time this season, Michael Bennett recorded 3.5 of Seattle's six sacks and the Seahawks cruised to a 20-3 win over the 49ers after blowing fourth-quarter leads in consecutive games. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Was the Seahawks' win over San Francisco enough to restore faith in their season? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'We choose to believe,' quarterback Russell Wilson said about the message that Seattle took from last week's loss to Carolina. Do you believe that the Seahawks' 20-3 win over San Francisco marked their revival from a 2-4 start? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Cliff Avril up, Alvin Bailey down in Seattle Seahawks' win - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett combined for five sacks as Seattle re-discovered their identity on defense.

Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett "Really Caused Problems" For The San Francisco 49ers | Seattle Seahawks
Defensive end Michael Bennett had a career-high 3.5 sacks in Seattle's 20-3 Thursday Night Football win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Takeaways from a win that was a "Really Normal Seahawks Night" | Seattle Seahawks
Following a pair of disappointing losses, the Seahawks finished strong in a 20-3 victory at San Francisco.

Instant reaction: Niners struggle vs Seattle | Seahawks Draft Blog
This wasn’t a football game. It was an early Christmas present. A gift-wrapped, morale boosting victory at a crucial time in the season.

Defense dominates as Seahawks keep season alive - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks defense dominated the 49ers -- sacking Colin Kaepernick six times and limiting the offense to just one field goal in 11 possessions.

Seahawks vs. 49ers 2015 final score: Seattle dominates in 20-3 win - SBNation.com
Russell Wilson threw a couple interceptions and was sacked several times, but the Seahawks still improved to 3-4 after beating the 49ers on Thursday.

Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers October 22, 2015
Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara on October 22, 2015 - Find NFL box scores, game recap, play by play, photos and more at SI.com.

Pleased defensive coordinator Kris Richard after 20-3 domination of 49ers: "Great exhibition of Seahawks football" | The News Tribune
Criticized after consecutive fourth-quarter meltdowns by his defense, the first-year coordinator said a return to a consistent, workmanlike mindset sparked Thursday’s shutout of San Francisco.

Seahawks notebook: Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett’s message before win over 49ers: "Believe" | The News Tribune
Plus, a "gassed" Marshawn Lynch loses his Skittles into a sideline garbage can after the initial drive of the first quarter, then returns. And pass-protection problems continue.

What would "big changes" entail for the 49ers? - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers put together an embarrassing performance on Thursday, losing 20-3 to the Seattle Seahawks. There were a lot of problems, with the offense looking thoroughly abysmal. Once...

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shuts out 49ers’ Torrey Smith - San Francisco Chronicle
Jed York and his family don’t own the 49ers. Sherman does, and he subleases them to Jed and kin.

Niners present more questions than answers - San Francisco Chronicle
The Legion of Boom met the Legion of Gloom on Thursday night in the Dreams End Here showdown of former NFC West titans. The 49ers needed one of two things: either a win, to keep their heads above water, or a spunky and competitive performance, to prove that all hope is not lost. Four days after a big win, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the 49ers’ life have been greatly exaggerated.

The Jed York 49ers: Out-classed, out-played, out-coached, out-quarterbacked and certainly out-owner-ed by the Seahawks - Talking Points
Draw a direct line from last Thanksgiving to Thursday night at Levi’s Stadium, and what do you have? The Jed York Point of No Return.

How the Legion of Boom shut down Kaepernick, 49ers - Stats & Info - ESPN
With a dominant defensive effort that included a season-high six sacks, the Seahawks rolled to a fourth consecutive victory over the 49ers.

Seahawks Legion booms back with ‘a complete game’ | The Seattle Times
After two weeks of fourth-quarter meltdowns and communication breakdowns, the Seahawks shut down San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers.

What we learned from Seahawks' convincing win over 49ers - seattlepi.com

Levi's turf is 49ers' best tackler, nearly swallows Russell Wilson - CBSSports.com
Russell Wilson tried to slide. Instead, he got tackled by the 49ers' turf.

Seahawks bounce back, beat 49ers 20-3: Seven things to know - CBSSports.com
Seattle finally managed to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead as the defense showed up big.

What we learned: Marshawn Lynch rolls over 49ers - NFL.com
Marshawn Lynch reached the century mark in rushing yards for the fifth consecutive matchup with San Francisco, leading the Seahawks to a convincing 20-3 victory over the 49ers on Thursday night. Here's what you need to know:

NFL Recap - Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - Oct 22, 2015 - CBSSports.com Game Recap
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Russell Wilson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett late in the first half, Marshawn Lynch jumped the pile for a 1-yard score, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-3 on Thursday for their fourth straight win in this rivalry.

Seahawks bounce back with 20-3 win over 49ers | ProFootballTalk
After a pair of crushing losses featuring squandered fourth quarter leads, the Seattle Seahawks got back on track with a 20-3 victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.

Seahawks' defense overpowers Niners in 20-3 win - NFL.com
Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his merry band of Seahawks insisted all week they weren't worried. They still believed they were a championship-caliber team despite a 2-4 record.

College Quarterbacks need to stay in School | National Football Post

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Scramble for the Ball: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
The state of the quarterback hierarchy has been super weird this season. Maybe not Kurt-Warner-going-from-stacking-cereal-boxes-to-winning-the-MVP weird, but strange nonetheless. While half of the top 10 passing DYAR leaders from 2014 still occupy a top-10 position so far this season, the other five -- Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco -- currently hold an average ranking of 25th. Obviously injuries have depressed Romo's ranking there, but despite missing three games now, he actually holds the highest DYAR ranking of that group (15th)!

Garrett: Dez Bryant running and cutting at full speed | ProFootballTalk
The waiting game continues for Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, but there are signs that the Cowboys are keeping the door open for Bryant to return to action as soon as Sunday at the Giants.

Bills declaring Harvin’s absence personal could set the stage for fight | ProFootballTalk
Nothing is ever simple with Percy Harvin, as his latest hip injury/absence has caused some will-he-or-won't-he retirement reports. But that might just be the beginning of the drama.

As teams monitor players’ sleeping habits, NFLPA cries foul | ProFootballTalk
Are NFL teams entitled to keep tabs on whether their players are getting a good night's sleep? Or are a players' activities on their own time their own business? That question is at the heart of an NFL Players Association grievance over the use of sleep monitors.

After Further Review: Why Jets have NFL's top defense without many sacks - CBSSports.com
Are sacks overrated? This year's New York Jets are making a strong case to prove it to be true. The Jets, tied for 28th in sacks, are No.1 in both scoring and total defense in the NFL. A closer look at the tape reveals their formula for success.

Ranking the NFL's top offenses so far this season
The best way to be taken seriously as a Super Bowl contender? Excel on offense early in the season. These five teams have that covered.

How long can Tom Brady keep playing? 'Maybe 10 more years,' he says
When asked how much longer he would keep playing, Tom Brady said, "I'd like to play a long time. ... Maybe 10 more years."

Percy Harvin of Buffalo Bills frustrated with injuries, but not thinking about retiring
Rex Ryan doesn't know where Percy Harvin is, but a source told ESPN that the Bills receiver -- while frustrated with lingering injuries -- is not contemplating retirement.

QB Index: Why win-loss record is overrated - NFL.com
Win-loss records are overrated when it comes to rating starting quarterbacks, Gregg Rosenthal argues in his latest QB Index. Did Russell Wilson fall in the rankings after a loss to Carolina?

Carson Palmer: John Brown is fastest player in league - NFL.com
Carson Palmer had some nice things to say about his standout wide receiver John Brown. The Cardinals quarterback called Brown the fastest player in the NFL.

Bears cut Ratliff after reported altercation with GM - NFL.com
Never get into a heated verbal argument with your boss. Jay Ratliff learned the hard way, as he was let go by the Bears after getting into it with the GM. Chicago signed Ziggy Hood in a corresponding move.

A sportswriter steps out of the press box and into the NFL stands | The MMQB with Peter King
Sportswriters rarely get to experience games the way the fans do, but last week, with friends in town, a longtime NFL writer caught Seahawks-Panthers as just another member of the crowd. One thing became clear: This wasn’t the press box