San Francisco 49ers Week 2 Review: Offensive Letdown
The Seattle Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers brought pain and rain. Despite a lengthy game suspension due to weather, the loudest game so far this season eventually continued. Even after the game had resumed, it was physical as predictable. Prior to halftime, the 49ers lost rookie safety Eric Reid to concussion symptoms.
In the second half, the Seahawks pulled away with 17 unanswered points. Running back Marshawn Lynch continued to prove why he is one of the best runners in the NFL. The Seattle defense also continued its dominance, especially in the secondary, holding Anquan Boldin to only one catch for only seven yards. The defensive line of the Seahawks was in quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s face all night.
The 49ers defense did what they could given that the offense let them down all game. Kaepernick had four turnovers, three of which were interceptions. The interceptions were ill-advised and showed that the third-year quarterback has a lot of growing to do as a passer. The offense also did not take advantage of early Seattle penalties which would have helped them.
If this team hopes to win the Super Bowl this year, they will have to learn to take advantage of opponents’ mistakes, limit their own offensive penalties and not end the game minus four in the turnover ratio. It is only game two of the regular season, so they have time to get over some growing pains. Head coach Jim Harbaugh will have to regroup his team and get them ready their Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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