The task facing the San Francisco 49ers as they squared off against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 action was never going to be an easy one, especially for the 49ers offense having to deal with the “12th Man”. In the 29-3 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday night, the 49ers failed to be efficient enough to take advantage of early chances in the first half, and the team paid for it.
The 49ers were first on offense to begin the game, and this provided them the opportunity to immediately take the crowd out and establish themselves with a scoring drive. This failed to happen, as the 49ers went three and out on the opening drive of the game.
The 49ers offense got a second chance thanks to a block punt, yet the potential scoring drive was wasted as Colin Kaepernick threw the first of his three interceptions in the game as a pass intended for Vernon Davis on third and goal was tipped and intercepted by Earl Thomas.
That missed opportunity was only the beginning of a bad night on offense for the 49ers as subsequent drives were not sustained as a result of an inability to pick up a first down. In total, the 49ers only had 62 total yards on 28 plays in the first half.
Things would get no better for the 49ers offense in the second half as they were unable to run the ball with Frank Gore, and Kaepernick continued to be pressured by the pass rush he was feeling all night. In the end, it was an overall bad night for the 49ers’ offense, who were the complete opposite Sunday night against a stout Seahawks defense as they were vs. the Green Bay Packers.
A lack of inefficiency from the beginning doomed an offense whose margin of error was thin to begin with.