The rout had been on long before Wagner's interception in the fourth quarter.
The expected intensity surrounding 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman's return to Seattle also never reached its boiling point. But led by Bobby Wagner's historic performance, the Seahawks did more than enough to limit the 49ers to 16 total points, while the offense scored easily much of the afternoon. "You understand he can be defended and you go out there and give it your best shot". Thus, it will be interesting to see how San Francisco's responds if Seattle can put up some points in the board early in an effort to try and break the game open. It was a take-care-of-business game, and the Seahawks took care of business with another one of Wilson's more efficient performances.
"You can't talk about this game unless you talk about Bobby Wagner", Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.
Sherman downplayed the significance of his return to his old stomping grounds, where he helped establish the famed Legion of Boom secondary that carried the Seahawks to great success, calling it just another game on the schedule. The thing I respect about Sherm more than anything else is how he brings it every day at practice, even when he's hurt. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. also showed up Sunday, with 134 yards from scrimmage on 23 touches, offering hope he could be a future running mate for Breida.
With four games left to play, there's still time for the young Niners to develop.
One of Wilson's two TDs to Jaron Brown came on a scramble play in which Sherman was in the area.
Not sure you can get to a Super Bowl with that 1994 playbook, but they're going to beat up on some of these second-tier teams.
Richard Sherman isn't done talking about his abrupt release from the Seahawks, and he still appears to be upset with how his time with Seattle ended.
Meanwhile, Thursday afternoon in Seattle, Wilson gushed about Sherman. But he is learning to be one of the best. "But that's football, and it's the way things have gone this season". They're now 22-8 in regular-season games played in December or January since 2012.
The Seahawks will play three of their final four games at CenturyLink Field, starting next Monday night against Minnesota. We'll see if the team's good luck continues in the second half. They'll be favored in all but one of those games - a Week 16 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
"He's going to be a Hall-of-Fame corner", Wilson said.
"Everything I've had to say about him and that whole situation, I've already said", Sherman said.
"We're putting together the right formula for us to make a push here", Carroll said.