Story and photos by R. Mascardo
SANTA CLARA — It took 5 years, 8 days and 10 straight losses to the Seattle Seahawks before the 49ers finally beat their NFC West rival.
They did it overtime on a rainy Sunday last December 16, 26-23.
The 49ers’ wrapped it up with Robbie Gould’s fourth field goal of the game, a 36 yard attempt at Levi’s Stadium where the Seahawks won all four of their previous visits.
The 49ers have won two in row for the first time since their 5-0 finish with then quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Tight end Garrett Celek delivered his second touchdown this season. His first since the home opener, scoring on a 41-yard catch and ran past Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson, who slipped on the play gave the 49ers 14-6 lead.
Nick Mullens got hit hard on a fourth-quarter, three-and -out series. Frank Clark leveled him on a first deliver incompletion and after Clark tackled him down a sliding Mullens for a second quarter sack.
Mullens again endured a hard hit on a third-down throw that Kendrick Bourne couldn’t catch.
Trent Taylor’s 15-yard punt return to the 49ers’ 38-yard line gave them their best starting field position of the game.
Matt Breida opened with carries of 4 and 7 yards before being belted for a 5 -yard loss.
Dante Pettis drew pass interference penalty against Shaquill Griffin.
Jeff Wilson Jr. followed with an 11-yard run into field-goal range, then his run of 3 and 4
yards set the stage for Robbie Gould’s winning goal with 3:06 left.
NEXT: The 49ers will welcome former Raiders all-pro defensive lineman Khalil Mack the afternoon of Dec.23 at Levi’s Stadium