Seahawks Ride Lynch To 29-3 Blowout Of 49ers
Marshawn Lynch scored on touchdown runs of 14 and two yards and added a seven-yard TD reception in the second half as Seattle flustered Colin Kaepernick into his worst passing game as a starter and the Seahawks dominated the San Francisco 49ers in a 29-3 win Sunday night. The game was delayed 60 minutes late in the first quarter when thunderstorms blew through the area.
The highly-anticipated NFC West showdown was sloppy as opposed to sensational, but Lynch more than did his part.
Lynch finished with 135 total yards, including 98 yards rushing, making up for quarterback Russell Wilson hitting on just two of his first 10 throws with Seattle's receivers struggling to get open. His scoring run on the first drive of the second half gave the Seahawks a 12-0 lead and his TD catch pushed the advantage to 19-3 early in the fourth quarter.
Seattle Sets Stadium Noise Record
The fan group attempting to set a Guinness World Records mark for loudest stadium says it has established a record during Sunday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. The group, called Volume 12, announced on its Facebook page it had set the mark late in the first quarter. The decibel reading taken during a sack of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter - following a one hour weather delay - was 131.9 decibels. The previous record for "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium," was 131.76 decibels, set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce. The group footed the bill for the Guinness World Records official to come to Seattle and wasn't affiliated with the team.
September 16, 2013