Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco was a day of celebration for the Seattle Seahawks fans, as their team held on against the San Francisco 49ers in a 26-23 victory. The Seahawks rode a rushing game that produced 121 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a Russell Wilson performance of 181 yards, two touchdowns.
Wilson contributed to this win by completing 20 of 36 passes, finishing the game with 181 yards, zero interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 87.80.
The ground game for the Seahawks saw Chris Carson carrying the football 11 times, and Alex Collins helping with rushing the ball five times. The two rushers produced 44 yards and 29 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Seahawks had Wilson tossing the football to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as his most productive targets. Metcalf caught three passes for a net gain of 21 yards. The secondary target (Lockett) caught 12 passes for a net contribution of 90 yards.
The Seahawks were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with one forced fumble, with zero defensive touchdowns.
Compared to Wilson of the Seahawks, C.J. Beathard of the 49ers threw for 273 yards with one touchdown, and no interceptions, completing 25 of 37 passes, for a 98.10 passer rating.
The rushing game for the 49ers was led by Jeff Wilson Jr. and Jerick McKinnon. For the game, Wilson Jr. rushed for 76 yards from carrying the football 20 times. Meanwhile McKinnon carried the ball 0 times for a total of no yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the 49ers included Kendrick Bourne and Richie James Jr.. Bourne caught five passes for a total of 76 yards, while James Jr. contributed with 66 yards from three passes.
In their loss, the 49ers defense contributed with zero forced fumbles and three tackles to go along with two sacks and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the 49ers defense was not enough help get a win.
The Seahawks walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 12-4. The 49ers on the other hand, dropped to 6-10 for the season.