San Francisco 49ers QB (American Football QuarterBack) Alex Smith has endured his share of critism during his NFL career. Smith silenced some of those critics today as he led the 49ers offensive explosion against the overmatched Seahawks defense.
Smith completed 17 of 27 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns. Smith was able to step in and play efficiently without committing a turnover after being named the starter earlier in the week.
Matt Hasselbeck was just the opposite, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble for a total of five turnovers on the day. Hasselbeck completed 27 of 42 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, but his turnovers proved costly.
RB Marshawn Lynch didn’t fare much better on the ground, rushing for 29 yards on 10 carries. WR Ruvell Martin led the Seahawks in receiving with 73 yards on four receptions and a touchdown.
With the win, the 49ers improve to 5-8 on the season, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive (one game back in the NFC West). The loss drops the Seahawks to 6-7 on the season. Seattle remains in the NFC West chase due to the St. Louis Rams loss to the New Orleans Saints.
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