Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports

Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports



It looked like the San Francisco 49ers were going to continue to struggle to keep up with the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle opened the Week 2 game with a 16-play scoring drive, and started stomping on the accelerator.

In the first quarter, the Seahawks had the ball for over 12 minutes, running nearly 30 plays. The 49ers struggled, running their fifth play near the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Brian Hoyer finished the first quarter 1 of 3, for minus-one yard and an interception.

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Fortunately, the 49ers' defense held the Seahawks to two field goals in the first quarter, and could not mount a drive to begin the second.

The teams traded punts, and on the Seahawks' fifth possession, quarterback Russell Wilson went deep on the left side, but the throw was incomplete. Safety Eric Reid, who was not involved in the play, went down with a lower left leg injury. He walked off under his own power and is questionable to return with a knee injury.

After a punt, San Francisco got the ball back for its fifth possession. On the second play, running back Carlos Hyde broke through the line for a huge 61-yard run, the longest of his career. However, the 49ers could not capitalize and settled for a 40-yard field goal from Robbie Gould.

After holding Seattle to a three-and-out, the 49ers took over with fewer than two minutes left in the half. Hyde ripped another long run, this time 27 yards, to set up Gould's second successful field goal attempt of the day. The teams went into their locker rooms tied at six points each.