San Francisco 33, Seattle 17

Sunday, September 11, 2011 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, September 11, 2011
WHERE: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
TEMPERATURE: 68°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 69732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Seattle 0 0 7 10 17
San Francisco 0 16 0 17 33

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
San Francisco 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap


Ted Ginn Jr. returned a kickoff 102 yards and a punt 55 yards for touchdowns within a one-minute span late in the fourth quarter to make a winner out of Jim Harbaugh in his NFL head coaching debut as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the visiting Seattle Seahawks 33-17 on Sunday.

Ginn’s electric kickoff return was a quick response to a 55-yard touchdown pass from Tarvaris Jackson to Doug Baldwin that cut what was once a 16-point Niners lead to 19-17 late in the fourth quarter.

Then, after the Seahawks failed to move the ball on their next possession, Ginn returned a punt up the middle of the field for his second touchdown.

Alex Smith led a conservative offense in Harbaugh’s debut. Smith finished 15 for 20 for 124 yards. He did run the two-minute drill to perfection late in the first half, going 4 for 4 for 29 yards on the drive and scoring from a yard out to give the 49ers a 16-0 lead at the half.

David Akers added four short field goals for the 49ers.

Jackson had an uneven Seattle debut. He hit Golden Tate with an 8-yard score early in the second half, and Seattle later closed the gap to 16-10 on a 39-yard field goal by Steve Hauschka.

But Jackson, who replaced longtime Seahawk quarterback Matt Hasselback, also threw an interception and lost two fumbles.

The Seahawks played without receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder), who they signed in the offseason from Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Seattle   San Francisco
Marshawn Lynch Player Frank Gore
13 Attempts 22
33 Yards 59
2.5 Avg Yards 2.7
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 16
Receiving
Seattle   San Francisco
Doug Baldwin Player Vernon Davis
4 Receptions 5
83 Yards 47
20.8 Avg Yards 9.4
1 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 27

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Seattle 219 64 155 2 1 0 0.0 0
San Francisco 209 85 124 3 4 1 5.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Dallas . The 49ers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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