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- Seahawks force five turnovers in Week 2
The Seahawks defense turned in another standout performance as they kept the 49ers in check at home in Week 2.Seattle applied pressure on Colin Kaepernick throughout the night, as they picked him off three times and sacked him three times, forcing a safety early in the first quarter. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor all came down with picks. Seattle also forced two fumbles, totaling five turnovers in a 29-3 victory.
The Seahawks have forced six turnovers and four sacks through two games. They’ll look to keep things going against the lowly Jaguars at home in Week 3. The Jaguars have not scored a touchdown this season, as they have been held to only 11 points through two games.
- 49ers cant stop Marshawn Lynch in Week 2
The 49ers defense failed to make up for a blowout loss to Seattle last season as they failed to contain Marshawn Lynch on the ground in Week 2.San Francisco allowed Lynch to score three times, including twice on the ground, as he ran for 98 yards. They held Seattle to 290 yards of total offense, including 118 yards passing. Russell Wilson was sacked four times and Eric Reid came down with an interception in the first quarter before leaving the game.
The 49ers will look to get back on track in another tough Week 3 matchup at home against Andrew Luck and the Colts. Luck threw for 321 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Week 2 against Miami.
- Steven Hauschka racks up nine points in SNF win
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka had a busy night as he converted two field goals and three extra points in Week 2 at home against the 49ers.Hauschka nailed a 30-yard kick in the second quarter and a 37-yard shot in the fourth quarter. He finished 2 for 2 in field goals and 3 for 3 in extra points in a 29-3 victory. He has 15 points through his first two games.
- Seahawks get several minor contributions Week 2
The Seahawks received several minor offensive contributions from a few role players in Sunday’s win over the 49ers in Week 2.Fullback Spencer Ware had three carries for 10 yards on the ground while backup tight end Luke Willson was held without a catch, despite being targeted once in the passing game.
- Zach Miller held to two catches in Week 2
Seahawks tight end Zach Miller failed to make much of an impact during Sunday night’s game against the 49ers in Week 2.Miller, who tallied 42 yards receiving last week, was held to only two catches for 22 yards in a 29-3 victory. He was targeted four times.
Miller has five catches for 64 yards through two games. He had just four catches for 47 yards through two games last season. Seattle will host Jacksonville in Week 3.
- Golden Tate a non-factor vs. 49ers
Seahawks wide reciever Golden Tate was a non-factor during Sunday night’s contest against the 49ers at home in Week 2.Tate was held without a catch in the first half before coming down with a 19-yard reception late in the third quarter. It was his only reception of the night. He was targeted just twice in a 29-3 victory.
Tate has just only five catches for 70 yards through two games. He will look to get back on track next week at home against the Jaguars.
- Doug Baldwin held to one catch in Week 2
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who nearly cracked the century mark in Week 1, failed to make much of an impact, but still managed to lead the team in receiving yards Sunday night against the 49ers in Week 2.Baldwin hauled in a 51-yard grab during the team’s first drive in the third quarter. It was his only catch and target of the night. He has eight catches for 142 yards through two games.
He’ll look to get back on track at home against the Jaguars in Week 3.
- Sidney Rice can’t get going in Week 2
Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice was a non-factor during Sunday’s contest against the 49ers in Week 2.Rice was held without a catch through two-plus quarters. He hauled in a 13-yard grab to convert a 3rd-and-short in the third quarter, which was also penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after the play. It was his only grab of the night. He was targeted a team-high five times in a 29-3 victory.
Rice had seven catches for 69 yards and a touchdown through two games last season. He has only three receptions for 48 yards through two games this season. He’ll look to bounce back next week at home against the Jaguars.
- Robert Turbin makes small impact Week 2
Seahawks running back Robert Turbin made a small impact during Sunday night’s contest against the 49ers in Week 2.Turbin had four carries for 17 yards in the first half and nearly doubled that output in the second half. He finished with 31 yards on six carries (5.2 yards per carry) in a 29-3 victory. He was also barely involved in the passing game, receiving only one target with no catches.
Turbin has 48 yards on nine rushing attempts through two games. The Seahawks will host the Jaguars in Week 2. Jacksonville allowed 226 yards on the ground against the Raiders in Week 2.
- Marshawn Lynch strikes three times vs. 49ers
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch turned in an impressive performance as he found the end zone three times against a stingy San Francisco defense in Week 2.Lynch scored all his touchdowns in the second half as he broke for a 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Russell Wilson then hooked up with him for a short, 7-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Lynch capped off his monster night with a 2-yard with just over four minutes remaining in the game.
He finished the game with 135 yards of total offense, rushing for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries (3.5 yards per carry) and a team-high three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 29-3 victory.
Lynch had his second career game with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Both have come against San Francisco. He has 45 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns on the ground through two games.
The Seahawks will host the Jaguars in Week 3. Jacksonville allowed 226 yards on the ground to Oakland in Week 2.
- Russell Wilson throws for 142 yards in Week 2
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson did just enough to manage the game and lead his team to victory Sunday night at home against the 49ers.Wilson brushed off a first quarter interception as he hooked up with Marshawn Lynch for a short, 7-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He completed 8 of 19 passes for 142 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 29-3 victory. He was sacked three times and finished with a 63.9 passer rating. He also rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries.
Wilson has completed 33 of 52 passes for 462 yards with two touchdowns and one interception through two games. He’ll look to keep things going in Week 3 at home against the Jaguars. Jacksonville allowed 126 passing yards to Terrelle Pryor in Week 2.
- Phil Dawson held to only three points in Week 2
49ers kicker Phil Dawson had an uneventful night as he was held to only one field goal at Seattle in Week 2.Dawson converted a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter for the team’s only score of the night. He has converted 3 of 4 field goal attempts and has totaled 13 points through two games.
The 49ers will host Indianapolis in week 3.
- 49ers get several minor contributions Week 2
The 49ers received minor offensive contributions from a few role players during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks in Week 2.Vance McDonald, who took over for an injured Vernon Davis, had one catch for 19 yards and two targets. Fullback Bruce Miller was the team’s second-leading receiver with two catches for 22 yards on five targets. Marlon Moore caught a short, 6-yard pass late in the fourth quarter. It was his only catch of the night. Quinton Patton also played but was held without a target.
In addition, Kendall Hunter had one carry for minus-7 yards and Anthony Dixon received one carry for a 4-yard gain in a 29-3 defeat.
- Frank Gore bottled up by Seattle in Week 2
49ers running back Frank Gore failed to make an impact as he was bottled up for under 20 yards rushing Sunday night at Seattle in Week 2.Gore rushed for eight yards on four carries in the first quarter and was a non-factor in the ground game during the final three quarters of the game. He finished the game with 30 yards of total offense, logging 16 yards on nine carries (1.8 yards) and 14 yards on one reception in a 29-3 defeat.
Gore has rushed for only 60 yards through two games. He’ll look to get back on track at home against the Colts in Week 3. Indianapolis allowed 101 yards on the ground against Miami in Week 2.
- Colin Kaepernick has night to forget vs. Seahawks
Just a week after a dominant performance, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a night to forget at Seattle in Week 2.Kaepernick entered Sunday with only three career interceptions in the regular season. He was picked off three times, including twice in the fourth quarter. He completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in a 29-3 defeat. The only bright spot in Kaepernick’s performance was his work on the ground. Although he was sacked four times and coughed up the ball once, Kaepernick rushed for 87 yards on nine carries.
Kaepernick has completed 40 of 67 passes for 539 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions through two games. He’ll try to get back on track at home against the Colts in Week 3. Indianapolis gave up 319 yards passing against Ryan Tannehill in Week 2.
- Time to buy into Eddie Royal?
Chargers receiver Eddie Royal scored two touchdowns against the Texans in Week 1, and we wanted to call it a fluke. After his performance in Week 2 at the Eagles, it might be time to buy in.Royal had seven catches for 90 yards and three touchdowns on eight targets. He now has 10 catches for 114 yards and five touchdowns. That’s not a misprint. Royal has scored five times.
Now, he’s not someone you think of when talking about elite receivers. The five touchdowns already matches his season high, which he set as a rookie in 2008. And the last time he scored in consecutive games was as a rookie.
But the Chargers are lacking a true No. 1 receiver with Danario Alexander (ACL) out for the year. And Malcom Floyd (neck) was injured against the Eagles.
Royal now has 13 targets through two games, and his production might not slow down. Look, he’s not going to score at this rate — and he might not score again any time soon.
But he’s owned in just 17 percent of leagues on CBSSports.com, and he’s worth adding heading into Week 3 against the Titans. If this does continue for Royal, you don’t want to say you missed out on adding him when you had the chance.
- Anquan Boldin takes step back in Week 2
49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who had a record-shattering performance in Week 1, was practically a non-factor during Sunday night’s contest against the Seahawks in Week 2.Boldin was covered by Richard Sherman throughout most of the night and was held without a catch for three-plus quarters. He caught a short, 7-yard pass at the 9:30 mark in the fourth quarter for his only gain of the night. He was targeted four times and finished with only one catch for seven yards in a 29-3 defeat.
Boldin has 14 catches for 215 yards through his first two games. He’ll look to bounce back in Week 2 against the Colts.
- Kyle Williams held to 39 yards in Week 2
49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams led the team in receiving yards during Sunday night’s game at Seattle in Week 2.Williams caught two passes for 21 yards during the team’s third series on offense in the opening quarter. He was held in check throughout the rest of the way. He caught four of the six passes thrown his way for a team-high 39 yards in a 29-3 defeat.
Williams has racked up seven catches for 75 yards through two games. The 49ers will host the Colts in Week 3.
- Coby Fleener shines with Dwayne Allen out
Colts tight end Coby Fleener is someone with a lot of potential, but he often gets overshadowed by all the other weapons in Indianapolis. Included in that is fellow tight end Dwayne Allen.But Allen (hip) was out in Week 2 against the Dolphins, and Fleener got the chance to shine. He didn’t disappoint with four catches for 69 yards and a touchdown on eight targets.
We’ll find out if Allen can return for Week 3 at San Francisco, but keep an eye on Fleener. He could be worth adding even in a tough matchup against the 49ers.
Fleener is only owned in 35 percent of leagues on CBSSports.com. Consider him a potential waiver wire addition if you need a tight end this week.
- Vernon Davis exits with hamstring injury
49ers tight end Vernon Davis was forced out of Sunday’s showdown against the Seahawks with a hamstring injury.Davis suffered the injury in the early in the fourth quarter during a Colin Kaepernick. He was targeted five times and finished with three catches for 20 yards before being ruled out for the remainder of the game. He has three catches for 118 yards and a touchdown through two games.
His status remains uncertain for Week 3 at home against Indianapolis.