Seahawks keep pace
The Seattle Seahawks held ground in their NFL playoff bid by posting a solid victory on a windy Sunday afternoon at San Francisco.
It took some time for Seattle to distance itself from the host 49ers, but the Seahawks came away on top 24-13 and improved to 7-4.
With five games left in their regular season, they remain one game behind the first-place Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West. The Rams (8-3) won 26-20 Sunday at home against New Orleans.
The 49ers fell to 1-10, last in the NFC and the second-worst record in the league (AFC Cleveland is 0-11).
Seattle will play host to NFC East-leading Philadelphia (NFL-best 10-1) at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed 20 of 34 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. Wilson also ran seven times for 25 yards and a TD.
Wilson's pass on Seattle's first play was intercepted at the SF 34.
Blair Walsh missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt on the Hawks' next possession.
In the second quarter, Seattle linebacker intercepted a pass at the 49ers' 16. Wilson ran it in from the 2 two plays later for a 7-0 lead.
Robbie Gould's 38-yard field goal with four seconds left in the half pulled the Niners to within 7-3.
The 49ers led in offensive yards, 132-129, through two quarters.
A 42-yard Gould field goal made the score 7-6 with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter.
The Seahawks came right back with a 71-yard drive in six plays capped by tight end Nick Vannett's 17-yard TD reception from Wilson. The PAT by Walsh made the score 14-6.
A pass interference penalty in the end zone on San Francisco on third-and-8 kept Seattle's next drive alive, and the Hawks scored from the 1 two plays later on a Wilson slant pass to tight end Jimmy Graham. The extra point put Seattle's lead at 21-6 with 14:57 left in the game.
Walsh added a 34-yard field goal with 3:27 to go.
On the game's final play from scrimmage, Jimmy Garoppolo hit Louis Murphy with a 10-yard touchdown pass. Garopollo came on for the final minute after an injury to San Francisco starter C.J. Beathard. Garoppolo came to the 49ers on Oct. 31 in a trade with the New England Patriots.