Brock Purdy Stars As San Francisco 49ers beat Seattle Seahawks 41-23 to advance to NFL knockout | NFL News
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Last Updated: Jan 15, 23 3:07 a.m
Brock Purdy threw three touchdowns and ran one more as he started the first playoff game of his career, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 41-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks to start the Super. Wild Card Weekend on Saturday.
Story of the game
The 49ers – the NFC’s No. 2 seed and on a 10-game winning streak into the knockout stages – were one point behind at half-time when the Seattle team stubbornly took a 17-16 lead after halftime. But a vibrant second half showcased by San Francisco, in which they scored 22 points in 12 minutes at a time, secured a place in the group stage.
The 49ers will now host the Minnesota Vikings next weekend, should they beat the New York Giants in Sunday’s wild card clash. If the Giants win, it will instead be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Dallas Cowboys to San Francisco.
Purdy, who was selected in the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, having completed 18 of 30 passes 332 yards long, the QB rookie overcame some initial anxiety to put on a performance. extremely successful.
Christian McCaffrey dashed 15 times from 119 yards and had a touch that gave San Francisco an early 10-0 lead, while Deebo Samuel had six tackles from 133 yards and a dazzling catch from close range. 74 yards and scored as the Niners set a record overtaking the Seahawks in the second half.
Seattle QB Geno Smith passed 25/35 from 253 yards with two touches, both to DK Metcalf – once stunner at 50 yards to give the Seahawks the lead for the first time. But he also had an interception late in the second half, while he floundered in the third, which was when the game turned.
Metcalf had 10 catches from 136 yards and those two touchdowns, while rookie running back Kenneth Walker also found the final zone, in the second quarter, when he made 63 yards in 15. times performed.
|Sea Falcon 0-3 49ers||Robbie Gould .’s 34-yard goal|
|Sea Falcon 0-10 49ers||Brock Purdy’s three-yard TD pass to Christian McCaffrey (additional points)|
|7 Hawk-10 49 people||Kenneth Walker’s seven-yard TD run (additional points)|
|Sea Falcon 7-13 49ers||Robbie Gould .’s 33-yard goal|
|Hawk 14-13 49ers||Geno Smith’s 50-yard TD pass for DK Metcalf (additional points)|
|Sea Falcon 14-16 people 49 years old||Robbie Gould .’s 46-yard goal|
|Hawks 17-16 49ers||Jason Myers .’s 56-yard goal|
|Hawks 17-23 49ers||Brock Purdy one-yard TD run (additional points)|
|Hawks 17-31 49ers||Brock Purdy’s seven-yard TD pass to Elijah Mitchell (converted to two points)|
|Hawks 17-38 49er||Brock Purdy’s 74-yard TD pass to Deebo Samuel (additional points)|
|Hawks 17-41 49ers||Robbie Gould .’s 31-yard goal|
|Hawk 23-41 49ers||Geno Smith’s three-yard TD pass for DK Metcalf (converted to two failed)|
Down 17-16 at the start of the second half, the 49ers immediately plunged 75 yards after 13 innings, with Purdy scoring after a one-foot drop. And they won’t look back from there.
As the Seahawks pushed deep into 49ers territory, Smith was fired by Charles Omenihu for losing seven yards, with the ball flying out and being recovered by Nick Bosa at the 30 yard mark.
San Francisco then took a two-point lead after the turn when Purdy came out of the frenzy and threw a seven-foot TD to run against Elijah Mitchell, with a two-point conversion to George Kittle following.
Just over three minutes later, Samuel turned on the turbo jet to make the 74-yard TD hit home and effectively end the game.
Robbie Gould, who kicked four goals in the competition, fired a shot through the post from 31 yards after Smith was sent off shortly after Samuel’s goal.
Seattle and Metcalf would at least find the final zone again for TD consolation with less than two minutes left but then the Niners ran out the rest of the clock to claim their spot in the squad and take down knock out their awesome NFC West peers.
- Pass: Geno Smith, 25/35, 253 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
- Rush: Kenneth Walker, 15 attempts, 63 yards, 1 touchdown
- Get: DK Metcalf, 10 catches, 136 yards, 2 touches
- Passing: Brock Purdy, 18/30, 332 yards, 3 touchdowns
- Dash: Christian McCaffrey, 15 executions, 119 yards (& 1 TD)
- Get: Deebo Samuel, six catches, 133 yards, 1 touchdown
What they say… ‘Purdy looks like Frank Tarkenton’
49ers Midfielder, Brock Purdy: “We were out on the field and had some momentum and Seattle did a great job of tracking back.
“It’s knockout football; everyone is going to play their best from here on out. When our attack and defense are doing their job, we are hard to beat.
“We have a goal to win the whole thing. We’re in a tournament, so anything can happen. I have such a great team, O-line, scorer, defense, all over the board. It wasn’t a one-man show, I’m very lucky.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll: “We chased him everywhere and he [Purdy] look like [former Minnesota Vikings QB] Fran Tarkenton is out there.
“Falling 10-0 on the road to fan fervor, we did a great job of recovering right away. We were there until the end of the third quarter.”
The NFL’s knockout round continues Sunday, live on Sky Sports NFL, with a Super Wild Card weekend treble.
The Buffalo Bills host the Miami Dolphins for the first time (start, 6 p.m.), before the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants play at Bank of America Stadium in Minneapolis (start, 9:30 p.m.). The evening ended with a visit by the Baltimore Ravens to the Cincinnati Bengals for Sunday Night Football (starts, 1:15 a.m.).
The wild card round then concluded on Monday night when Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted ‘Team America’, the Dallas Cowboys, live on Sky Sports NFL from 1:15 a.m. early Tuesday.
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