The Seattle Seahawks struggled in their 27-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2, and they had a chance to turn things around in their late-season division game on Thursday night.
However, a fumble by Seahawks running back Travis Homer changed the momentum and allowed the Niners to take a 14-3 lead at halftime.
The return of Seattle rookie running back Kenneth Walker III did not make a significant early impact on the struggling Seahawks rushing attack against the top-ranked rushing defense in the league.
Seattle went three-and-out on three of their first four drives and gained just 11 yards.
The 49ers were also inconsistent to start, with two three-and-outs of their own, but they used a nine-play, 86-yard drive featuring seven touches from Christian McCaffrey to score a touchdown with a fake pass from rookie quarterback Brock Purdy to tight end George Kittle.
Seattle finally found some success with receiver DK Metcalf, who had back-to-back 13-yard catches in the second quarter.
Despite this, the Seahawks fell behind the chains again, but Geno Smith scrambled for an 18-yard gain on 3rd and 13.
The Niners' defense eventually forced a 38-yard field goal from Jason Myers to make the score 7-3.
The Seattle Seahawks were unable to bounce back from their poor performance in Week 2, as they fell to the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 in a crucial late-season division matchup at Lumen Field.
Despite some signs of life from the Seattle offense in the latter half of the first half, a fumble by Seahawks running back Travis Homer proved costly, as it allowed the Niners to take control of the game and build a 14-3 lead at halftime.