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8-6, 2nd in NFC West
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Griffin irked as 'terrible call' costs Seattle in OT

The Seahawks committed a season-high 14 penalties for a franchise record 148 yards in their OT loss to the 49ers, with cornerback Shaquill Griffin taking issue with an interference call against him that set up San Francisco's winning field goal.

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'It means a ton' as Niners end skid vs. Seahawks

Kicker Robbie Gould's 36-yard field goal with 3:06 left in overtime brought an end to Seattle's 10-game winning streak against the 49ers, a span that included San Francisco's loss in the 2013 NFC Championship Game and dated to Dec. 8, 2013.

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Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin took issue with the pass interference penalty against him. It gave the 49ers 15 yards on their game-winning field-goal drive in overtime. "The penalty that they called on me, it was a terrible call," he said. "… I kinda knew they was going to try to call a penalty on someone the way they were calling penalties on offense, and I made sure as soon as I seen the pass in the air that I wasn't going to touch him or grab him. I was just going to stick my hand out, knock it down and roll over. That's exactly what I did. When I stood up and looked at the [official], he looked at me and threw it. So it's something I can't take back, and it sucks the way it ended, but it was a terrible call."

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Strong safety Bradley McDougald left in the first half and didn't return after re-aggravating the knee injury that has bothered him for much of the season. He talked postgame about turning his focus to rehabbing in order to get ready for next week's game against the Chiefs, which suggests his knee may not be significantly worse than it's been at any point over the last few months. Seattle also lost right guard Jordan Simmons to what coach Pete Carroll said appears to be a first-degree knee sprain. Simmons was starting for D.J. Fluker, so the Seahawks would be down to option No. 3 in Ethan Pocic if Fluker can't get back this week.

Wilson sums up OT loss as learning lesson (0:41)
Carroll says Seahawks 'hurt themselves so much' with penalties (0:40)
49ers upset Seahawks in OT on winning FG (1:53)

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Despite losing to the 49ers, the Seahawks still have a 99% chance to reach the playoffs, per live FPI projections.

Carson muscles in TD on extraordinary effort (0:25)

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Six days after shutting down Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, the Seahawks' defense is struggling against Nick Mullens and the 49ers. Go figure. Sloppy defense by Seattle has been the story of the first half with San Francisco ahead 17-13. Only 10 of those points have come against the Seahawks' defense, but they've had several coverage busts and have gotten lucky with a few missed throws from Mullens to open receivers. Starting strong safety Bradley McDougald left after forcing a fumble and his absence has been noticeable. Two Doug Baldwin touchdowns and some nifty punting by Michael Dickson have kept things close, but this wasn't expected from a Seahawks team that beat the 49ers by 27 points two weeks ago. Seattle will need a much cleaner second half to get a win and secure a wild-card berth.

Baldwin's acrobatic snag leads to 2nd TD of half (0:31)

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Seahawks strong safety Bradley McDougald is doubtful to return with a knee injury. He's dealt with a knee injury for much of the year and was listed as questionable heading into today. Delano Hill has been in since McDougald went out some time after his forced fumble.

Wilson rainbows fade to Baldwin for TD (0:17)

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A forgettable sequence for Sebastian Janikowski: Seattle's kicker missed the extra point after Russell Wilson floated a 5-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin on the opening possession. The 49ers returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a TD. Janikowski didn't appear to make the greatest effort to stop Richie James Jr. from running by him on his way to the end zone. It was his third missed PAT of the season. Still, he's been much better than his immediate predecessor, Blair Walsh.

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In his pregame interview with 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he's "super proud" of receiver Doug Baldwin for playing through injuries. He said Baldwin sets the tone for younger teammates to do the same and specifically mentioned rookie cornerback Tre Flowers as one of those players, saying he's "playing through some stuff." Schneider also mentioned "Shaq," presumably cornerback Shaquill Griffin and not twin brother Shaquem, as another. He said that may not happen on a team that doesn't have a veteran like Baldwin setting that example.

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No surprises on the inactive list for the Seahawks, who had listed four players as either out or doubtful heading into today's game at San Francisco. Most notable is defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who is again a presumably healthy scratch after playing the last four games. Seattle had already ruled out running back Rashaad Penny, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Maurice Alexander. Right guard D.J. Fluker, listed as doubtful, is also inactive along with center Joey Hunt and cornerback Kalan Reed.

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Biggest need at this point for Caesars Palace sportsbooks is the San Francisco 49ers, who are home underdogs to the Seattle Seahawks. "Most evenly bet Sunday I've seen in a while. 49ers are our only big need," Caesars risk manager Jeff Davis tells ESPN.

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WR Baldwin: Injury-filled year was inevitable

Doug Baldwin said he expects to face the 49ers on Sunday despite a hip injury, the latest hurdle in a frustrating season that had Baldwin acknowledging he's on the "downside" of his career.

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and receiver Doug Baldwin both said Baldwin is expected to play Sunday at San Francisco. He's listed as questionable because of what the team calls a hip injury. It kept him out of practice Wednesday and limited him the past two days. Baldwin has also dealt with injuries to both knees, his groin and elbow since the start of training camp. Baldwin said a season like this was inevitable after playing in 89 consecutive games: "It feels like every player who's fortunate enough to play a long time in the NFL has a year like this where they just, they cannot knock the injury bug. It's just part of the game, part of the lifestyle." Carroll said safety Bradley McDougald and defensive tackle Jarran Reed will play despite their questionable status.

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The Seahawks have ruled out running back Rashaad Penny (knee) for Sunday's game at San Francisco. He played Monday night after being listed as questionable then didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. Also out are linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) and safety Maurice Alexander (concussion). Right guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring) is doubtful. Receiver Doug Baldwin (hip), defensive tackle Jarran Reed (oblique) and safety Bradley McDougald (knee) are listed as questionable. Defensive end Frank Clark (elbow) isn't listed, which means he's expected to play.

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During his weekly appearance on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM in Seattle, Pete Carroll sounded encouraged about Doug Baldwin's progress from the groin injury that kept him out Monday night. But Carroll remained noncommittal about his status for Sunday's game at San Francisco. In an interview that aired Friday, Carroll said: "Doug practiced late in the week and if everything goes well all the way up to game time, he has a good chance to play." Carroll said K.J. Wright (knee) has a chance to be back for next week's game against Kansas City: "K.J.'s not quite ready yet but he's going to go for it next week. We'll see what that means. He's practicing this week and got through it and feels great, so there's a chance for him to return."

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Receiver Doug Baldwin's chances of playing Sunday at San Francisco look better now that he's returned to practice. Baldwin was limited Thursday after sitting out Wednesday -- same with safety Bradley McDougald, defensive end Dion Jordan and even linebacker K.J. Wright (who isn't expected to play this week). The bad news: Frank Clark and Jarran Reed, Seattle's two best defensive linemen, went from limited to DNP. Running back Rashaad Penny didn't practice for the second straight day. Clark hadn't been listed with an elbow injury since Week 2, so that appears to be a new injury.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.3
Rushing Yards153.8
Points For26.2
Points Against20.5