49ers deny Seahawks playoffclinching victory with 2623 OT win

first_imgSANTA CLARA, Calif. — As if the San Francisco 49ers needed any reminder about how Seattle has dominated this once fierce NFC West rivalry of late, Kyle Shanahan and his coaching staff spent the night before the game reminding the players with highlights from the Seahawks’ 27-point blowout just two weeks ago.Message delivered.Robbie Gould kicked a 36-yard field goal with 3:06 left in overtime after San Francisco’s defense delivered three straight stops against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to help the 49ers snap a 10-game losing streak against Seattle with a 26-23 victory on Sunday.“It (emotionally) touched a part of guys that needs to be touched sometimes,” said cornerback Richard Sherman, who was on the winning side of nine of those games with Seattle before joining the 49ers this season.“Sometimes you need to touch guys’ pride. You need to have some pride. You’re a grown man. They went out there and embarrassed you. How are you going to respond? We responded today.”Nick Mullens threw for 275 yards and a touchdown to help the 49ers (4-10) win consecutive games for the first time this season. Richie James Jr. returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown and Gould kicked four field goals to give San Francisco its first win in the rivalry since 2013 when Jim Harbaugh was still coach.last_img read more