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Seahawks suffer heaviest prime-time loss in Lumen Field history

Seattle doesn’t lose a lot in prime-time, and blowouts are even rarer.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks only got one nationally televised home game this season, and thankfully there won’t be another (unless they get flexed, for some reason). It was a Thanksgiving to forget for Seattle, who fell behind 24-3 to the San Francisco 49ers and even with a mini-comeback, still lost 31-13 to a team that rarely had to find an extra gear.

This is the third consecutive prime-time home loss to the 49ers (2019, 2022, and 2023), and each loss has been increasingly more lopsided. Tonight’s 18-point loss was not only the 2nd most lopsided road win by the 49ers over the Seahawks in the history of this rivalry, it was the largest prime-time home defeat in Lumen Field’s 20+ year existence.

Largest Seahawks prime-time home losses

31-13 vs. San Francisco 49ers (2023)

28-17 vs. New Orleans Saints (2007)

24-14 vs. San Francisco 49ers (2006)

These are genuinely the only double-digit margins of defeat under the bright Lumen Field lights. And I can distinctly remember this nonsense from Mike Holmgren that should’ve clued us all in that Seattle’s window of contention was closing.

Then there’s the classic Kelly Herndon whiff on Alex Smith...

Tonight? You could’ve had a host of embarrassing plays to “spotlight” and frankly 31-13 was a kind scoreline.