Hawks Eighty-Six the Forty-Niners

It was a downright balmy and sunny December day as the division rival 49ers came to CenturyLink field. A loss would knock them out of the playoff hunt and a win by the Seahawks would keep them in the chase for best overall record in the NFC. Neither team really got clicking in the first half, but after the break, the Seahawks made the plays that they needed to and pull away with a 17-7 win.

This was my last game to shoot for the year. It’s been a great season and I have seen some great games and met some great people along the way.

The rocket's red glare.
The rocket’s red glare.
Earl Thomas signals to the defense.
Earl Thomas signals to the defense.
Russell Wilson unloads a pass.
Russell Wilson unloads a pass.
Don't make Jimmy mad.
Don’t make Jimmy mad.
Ahmad Brooks gets a piece of Russell Wilson as he gets this pass off.
Ahmad Brooks gets a piece of Russell Wilson as he gets this pass off.
Marshawn Lynch juggles the ball on this carry but gains control of it.
Marshawn Lynch juggles the ball on this carry but gains control of it.
Russell Wilson rolls out to daylight.
Russell Wilson rolls out to daylight.
Collin Kaepernick gets a head of steam on this run.
Collin Kaepernick gets a head of steam on this run.
Richard Sherman jokes with the referee between plays.
Richard Sherman jokes with the referee between plays.
Cam Chancellor lets out a yell after a stop.
Cam Chancellor lets out a yell after a stop.
Coach Harbaugh and Collin Kaepernick discuss a fourth down play.
Coach Harbaugh and Collin Kaepernick discuss a fourth down play.
Frank Gore leaps over the goal line for the first touchdown of the game.
Frank Gore leaps over the goal line for the first touchdown of the game.
Chris Borland takes down Lynch.
Chris Borland takes down Lynch.
Jermaine Kearse hauls in a pass and gets yardage along the sideline.
Jermaine Kearse hauls in a pass and gets yardage along the sideline.
Cliff Avril and Kevin Williams combine for a sack.
Cliff Avril and Kevin Williams combine for a sack.
If you can't beat 'em, pull their hair.
If you can’t beat ’em, pull their hair.
Jordan Hill lets out a roar to the 12th man after a sack.
Jordan Hill lets out a roar to the 12th man after a sack.
Russell Wilson zips a pass.
Russell Wilson zips a pass.
Doug Baldwin brings down this deep pass to get the Hawks drive alive.
Doug Baldwin brings down this deep pass to get the Hawks drive alive.
Earl Thomas flies around to grab the ball carrier for no gain.
Earl Thomas flies around to grab the ball carrier for no gain.
Earl Thomas pumped up after a stop.
Earl Thomas pumped up after a stop.
John Ryan punts from his own end zone.
John Ryan punts from his own end zone.
The defense gets ready to defend their goal line.
The defense gets ready to defend their goal line.
Marshawn Lynch strolls into the end zone.
Marshawn Lynch strolls into the end zone.
Russell Wilson smiles after a play.
Russell Wilson smiles after a play.
Bobby Wagner with another QB sack.
Bobby Wagner with another QB sack.
Bruce Irvin hauls down Kaepernick.
Bruce Irvin hauls down Kaepernick.
KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner team up to bring down Bruce Miller.
KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner team up to bring down Bruce Miller.
Earl Thomas eyes his prey.
Earl Thomas eyes his prey.
Jordan Hill and Bruce Irvin celebrate after a sack.
Jordan Hill and Bruce Irvin celebrate after a sack.
Russell Wilson uses his legs to get first down yardage.
Russell Wilson uses his legs to get first down yardage.
Marshawn Lynch should have charged Dontae Johnson cab fare for this ride.
Marshawn Lynch should have charged Dontae Johnson cab fare for this ride.
Lynch dumps Johnson and heads back towards the goal line.
Lynch dumps Johnson and heads back towards the goal line.
Paul Richardson hauls in his first TD catch of the season.
Paul Richardson hauls in his first TD catch of the season.
Richardson's teammates congratulate him after the score.
Richardson’s teammates congratulate him after the score.
Russell Wilson takes a knee with the other players in a moment of prayer after the game.
Russell Wilson takes a knee with the other players in a moment of prayer after the game.
Former Stanford Cardinal Richard Sherman and Jonathan Martin exchange jerseys after the game.
Former Stanford Cardinal Richard Sherman and Jonathan Martin exchange jerseys after the game.

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.