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December 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Pro Football Focus reviews Seahawks-49ers game

Here are the weekly day-after notes and observations from Pro Football Focus:

Click here for this week’s Refocused on the SEA-SF matchup.

Offensive Summary

– The right side of the offensive line, J.R. Sweezy and Breno Giacomini both graded in the green, particularly for their pass protection. The two surrendered just a single hurry combined.

Marshawn Lynch played 45 snaps to Robert Turbin’s 10. Fullback Michael Robinson added 10 as well.

Jermaine Kearse had the highest WR grade of the pack in 41 snaps.


Russell Wilson didn’t connect on any Deep Passes on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with an interception.


– Nothing outstanding for Marshawn Lynch against the 49ers. He gained 37 yards after contact on 20 carries, with three missed tackles forced.


Golden Tate caught 6-of-8 targets for 64 yards, including 36 yards after catch.

Luke Willson beat Patrick Willis for two catches and 68 yards, including his 39-yard TD. He caught one additional pass for two yards on two other targets.

– No drops by the Seahawks, but also only 15 receptions as a team.

Defensive Summary

Malcolm Smith played 55 snaps, many of them due to K.J. Wright’s injury. Smith had a solid all-around game, including three stops on three tackles.

Kam Chancellor played all 69 snaps and had a positive impact against the run especially.

Clinton McDonald showed some pass rushing skills again with a sack and a hit in 20 pass rush snaps.

Bobby Wagner struggled to make plays in the running game.

Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett didn’t have their usual impact as pass rushers, combining for just one hit and two hurries.


Richard Sherman tied his worst coverage grade of the season. He gave up just two catches for 31 yards on three targets, but one was a spectacular 27-yarder by Anquan Boldin who simply out-muscled him.

Byron Maxwell was tested often. He allowed 5-of-9 targets to be completed for 61 yards, but also had an interception and two passes defended. QB Rating was 37.0 when targeting Maxwell.

Jeremy Lane stepped right into the nickel corner role and excelled. He gave up one catch for 13 yards on four targets, with three passes defended. Seattle has truly great depth.

Signature Stats

Russell Wilson used Play Action on 11-of-28 dropbacks. On the 11, he went 6-for-10 with 93 yards and a TD, a QB Rating of 124.2. Without play action, he was 9-of-15 for 106 yards and an INT, a 53.8 Rating.

– Prior to Monday Night Football, Marshawn Lynch has 29 running backs ahead of him in Average Yards After Contact this week. Overall for the season, he’s tied for 8th in that category.

Malcolm Smith had a 12.0 Run Stop Percentage this week.



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