The Seattle Seahawks lead the San Francisco 49ers 24-3 at the half. The Seahawks had scored just 15 points in their first two games vs the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams. They have allowed just one touchdown in 10 quarters.
Russell Wilson has had a wonderful first half, save for a couple near-interceptions. Wilson is 14-of-19 for 233 yards, one touchdown, and a passer rating of 132.1. It is his second touchdown of the season.
That score went to Jimmy Graham, who has six catches for 100 yards. Graham had just one 100-yard game with Seattle last season, catching eight passes for 140 yards against the Carolina Panthers. He and Doug Baldwin (three catches, 105 yards) have been Wilson’s favorite targets. No other receiver even had a target in the first half, with Christine Michael, Alex Collins, and Luke Willson being the only other players on offense to get a ball thrown their way.
Tyler Lockett has zero targets and is off of kickoff return duties (now gone to Paul Richardson) as he recovers from his injury. However, he is returning punts.
The Seahawks defense has zero sacks and no turnovers (that’s zero turnovers still this season, though Richard Sherman almost had an interception) but has held the 49ers to just 102 yards of offense and 0-for-6 on third down. The Niners are averaging 4.2 yards per play, vs Seattle’s 8.9 Y/P.
Michael scored the first two touchdowns for the Seahawks, the first two of his career, and he has 82 yards on 12 carries.
The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Buffalo Bills earlier in the day, dropping them to 1-2. This gives Seattle an advantage in the NFC West if they can hold on for the win.