Ineffective passing offense spoils a strong rushing attack and stout defensive performance in a disappointing Week 2 loss to division rival Seahawks.
12-9 – Loss
- Brian Hoyer: 15/27, 99 yards, 0 TD 1 Int
- Carlos Hyde: 15 carries, 124 yards, 0 TD, 3 receptions, 19 yards
- Robbie Gould 3/3 FGs (Long 40 yards)
- Matt Breida: 4 Carries, 35 Yards. 1 reception, 3 yards
- Navorro Bowman: 7 (3 assists) tackles
- K’Waun Williams: 4 Tackles
- Eric Reid: 5 (2 assistants) Tackles
- Solomon Thomas 4 Tackles
The 49ers offensive woes continued for a second consecutive week, Hoyer was not able to get the ball out to open receivers and looked very hesitate to make the proper throws. He instead looked for check downs or the safe plays which led to small gains. Hoyer’s interception looked similar to the one that he threw in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers as he threw it right to Bobby Wagner. One of the teams biggest concerns going forward is third down conversion, they went 2 of 12 on the most important down. There were some blown assignments from the offensive line but overall they improved tremendously from last week, only giving up two sacks. In addition to giving Hoyer more time, they were able to create solid lanes for the running backs to gain consistent yardage. The defense was very impressing and really kept the team into this game, even though they looked gassed at the end (on the field for 36:58), it was a extremely promising performance. The unit did miss out on some turnover opportunities which could’ve really changed the outcome of this game but they shouldn’t hang their heads because they gave all that they had even though in the end it wasn’t enough.
Eric Reid left the game multiple times with a knee issue, he will get a MRI on Monday and the team is hopeful that is only a sprain. He will be vital to the teams secondary and it is important if he misses time that he’s 100% healthy when he returns.
Carlos Hyde came to play in this game, he looked very explosive and made big chunk plays after first contact. The play of the game for the Niners was the 61 yard scamper by Hyde which really set the tone in the first half. Carlos was the mvp of this game as he carried the team, he will be a vital part of the offense going forward as the 49ers look to rebound after opening the season with two straight losses.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) September 17, 2017