SEATTLE -- This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers' Week 13 road game against the Seattle Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
11:10 The past few weeks, the 49ers have won primarily because of Deebo Samuel. But he won't play in this game, which means Jimmy Garoppolo will have to be the reason the 49ers win today, if they win.
The 49ers probably wouldn't have beaten the Bears last month without Samuel. The freaking Bears. Now the 49ers have to prove they can win without Samuel in Seattle, where the 49ers have won just once since Russell Wilson became their starting quarterback in 2012.
The 49ers and Seahawks faced each other once already this season, and Samuel played in that game. And he was terrific. He gained more than 150 yards and scored two touchdowns, and the 49ers still lost 27-21.
Now the Seahawks are 3-8, and the 49ers just need to give them a reason to quit. But the 49ers offense could really struggle without Samuel. During this three-game winning streak, Samuel is averaging 9.5 yards per carry while the rest of the 49ers are averaging 3.3 yards per carry. So the 49ers running game may not work today. And if it doesn't, the 49ers will have to put the game on Garoppolo's shoulders.
And in five career starts against the Seahawks, Garoppolo's record is 1-4. His past two starts, he got injured and left the game early. Seattle might have his number. The last time he played up here, Samuel was out and Garoppolo threw for just 84 yards.
Can the Garoppolo lead the 49ers to victory today?
11:56 Here are the 49ers' inactives:
12:20 Here are the Seahawks inactives:
QB Jacon Eason
CB Nigel Warrior
RB Alex Collins
G Phil Haynes
G Damien Lewis
DT Robert Nkemdiche
1:23 The 49ers win the toss and defer. The Seahawks will receive the opening kickoff.
1:28 Trenton Cannon appeared to injure his neck during the Seahawks' kick return. He's still down. The entire 49ers team has left the sideline to crowd around him.
1:33 Cannon leaves the game in an ambulance. I hope he's alright.
1:35 On 4th and 6 from the Seahawks 27, Seattle calls a fake field goal and Travis Homer runs 73 yards for a touchdown. The 49ers fell asleep and it cost them.
49ers 0, Seahawks 7.
1:41 On 3rd and 10 from the 49ers 15, Garoppolo freezes in the pocket, stops his feet, then flings a snap pass over the head of his intended receiver, George Kittle, and the 49ers go three and out. Garoppolo had all day to throw.
1:44 On 2nd and 15 from the Seahawks 20, D.J. Jones strips the ball from Gerald Everett and Emmanuel Moseley recovers at the Seahawks 24.
1:45 First play, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to a wide open George Kittle. Busted coverage. Sloppy game so far.
49ers 7, Seahawks 7.
1:51 The Seahawks gain eight yards on first down and still go three and out. On third down Wilson throws a deep pass out of bounds. Nice. The 49ers get the ball at their 23 after the punt.
1:55 First play, Jimmy Garoppolo lines up under center and throws a play action pass directly to Bobby Wagner, who intercepts the pass and returns it to the 49ers 28.
2:01 The Seahawks commit a holding penalty, then Nick Bosa sacks Wilson, who fumbles, and the Seahawks recover after a 23-yard loss. They eventually a 56-yard field goal and come up 5 yards short. The 49ers better not lose to this embarrassment of a team.
2:07 On 2nd and goal from the 3, Elijah Mitchell runs into the end zone for the score. Garoppolo missed a wide open Kyle Juszczyk deep down the left side earlier in the drive for a walk-in touchdown.
49ers 14, Seahawks 7.
Emmanuel Moseley has an ankle injury and is questionable to return. That's a big loss. He is by far their best cornerback. Get ready for the Deommodore Lenoir experience.
2:14 On 3rd and 24, Wilson completes a 10-yard pass to Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks go three and out again. The 49ers defense has yet to give up a first down.
2:24 On 3rd and 21 from the Seahawks 39, Garoppolo compeltes a 7-yard pass to Trent Sherfield, which sets up a 50-yard field goal for Robbie Gould, which he makes.
49ers 17, Seahawks 7.
2:43 On 3rd and 14 from the 49ers 37, Lenoir gives up a 33-yard catch to D.K. Metcalf. Next play, Lenoir committs pass interference in the end zone. Next play, Adrian Peterson runs into the end zone from one yard out. The Lenoir Experience has been not great so far.
49ers 17, Seahawks 14.
2:57 On 2nd and 6 from the Seahawks 48, Garoppolo completes a short pass to George Kittle, who runs up the sideline and scores a touchdown. Nice tackling. Then Robbie Gould misses an extra point. Good execution.
49ers 23, Seahawks 14.
3:02 On 1st and goal from the 7, Deommodore Lenoir gives up a touchdown catch to Dee Eskridge, who caught the ball in front of the goal line then breezed right past Lenoir, who missed an easy tackle.
49ers 23, Seahawks 21.
The 49ers let a bad football team hang around in the first half. Let's see what happens in the second half.
Kittle had 121 of Garoppolo's 157 yards in the first half.
3:17 The 49ers are using a 2 quarterback system today -- Good Jimmy G and Bad Jimmy G. So far, they've switched off every other drive.
3:18 Travis Benjamin fumbles the kickoff and the Seahawks recover.
3:23 On 3rd and 4 from the 49ers 5, Wilson throws to a wide open Everett, who drops the ball and kicks it to K'Waun Williams, who intercepts the ball in the end zone. Should have been a touchdown. Hilarious.
3:27 On 3rd and 8 from the 49ers 5, Garoppolo gets sacked in the end zone by Carlos Dunlap for a safety. And now the game is tied. Unreal. This is what happens when you let a bad team hang around.
49ers 23, Seahawks 23.
3:33 On 3rd and 7 from the 49ers 31, Arden Key and Azeez Al-Shaair combine to sack Wilson for an eight-yard loss. Then the Seahawks punt, and Aiyuk makes a fair catch at the 49ers' 8-yard line.
3:40 On 1st and 10 from the 49ers 34, Garoppolo sails a pass over Kittle's head and gets intercepted by Quandre Diggs.
3:43 On 3rd and 6 from the 49ers 12, Josh Norman gives up a touchdown catch to Tyler Lockett. Pathetic.
49ers 23, Seahawks 30.
3:49 On 3rd and 1 from the 49ers 39, Mitchell fumbles and the Seahawks recover. Mitchell is injured.
3:50 The officials review the play and determine Mitchell was down by contact. It's fourth and 1.
3:53 Alex Mack is flagged for an illegal snap, so the 49ers have to punt. Typical
4:00 On 1st and 10 from the Seahawks 40, Jordan Willis sacks Wilson for a loss of 10. The Seahawks punt three plays later and pin the 49ers at their 8.
4:08 On 3rd and 8 from the 49ers 23, Garoppolo completes a pass over the middle to Brandon Aiyuk, but the Seahawks review the play, and the officials reverse their call to an incomplete pass. The ball hit the ground. So the Seahawks punt. Seattle takes over at their 23 with 10:56 left.
4:21 On 3rd and goal from the 2, Wilson flips to Gerald Everett, and Dontae Johnson strips the ball from him and the 49ers recover at their 2.
4:35 On 4th and goal from the 3, Garoppolo gets his pass knocked down at the line of scrimmage by Carlos Dunlap and the 49res lose. My Gosh. Stay tuned for their grades.