1. No team in the NFL is more reliant on their quarterback than Seattle (7-4). With a suspect ground game and facing endless free rushers, Russell Wilson is asked to save this offense on a weekly basis with his arm and play-extending artistry. That formula feels overdue to haunt the 'Hawks, but not against a team like the Niners (1-10). Seattle managed just seven points against five punts, Patrick Chung Youth Jersey a pick and a missed field goal over the first 38-plus minutes of play before Wilson put Seattle up 14-6 with a 17-yard scoring strike to Nick Vannett. The floodgates opened from there, but give credit to Niners coordinator Robert Saleh for drawing up a scheme that limited Wilson early (228 yards passing with a pick and two touchdowns) before nine punts by San Francisco's offense left the team a sitting duck. Today's win isn't the issue and Wilson is a pure magician, Ramon Humber Youth Jersey but long gone are the ground-and-pound 'Hawks of old that battered teams to open up big plays. This team's trying to do all of that in reverse.
2. I wrote a long, chunky bullet point about the Niners needing to play Jimmy Garoppolo. They might not have a choice after C.J. Beathard (201 yards passing with three sacks) was lost to a lower-leg injury with a minute-plus left in the game. He seemed to be in adequate shape walking off the field, but we'll need to hear more from the team. Garoppolo took over on third-and-five from the Reggie Wayne Youth Jersey Seattle 18 and moved the chains with a scramble on his first snap for the club that shipped a second-round pick to the Patriots for his services. Three plays later, he flung a 10-yard touchdown strike to Louis Murphy as time expired. Beathard is a tough young player, but this should put to bed any more debate about slow-playing Garoppolo's launch with the Niners. This San Francisco attack is the most unwatchable offense league-wide. It's not an ideal scenario for any quarterback, but it's time to give this bored-to-tears fan base something to engage in. It's time for Jimmy G.
3. Seattle couldn't Rob Gronkowski Youth Jersey afford a let down here. Fighting for their playoff lives, the 'Hawks enter a stretch that feels like a pre-January playoff run with tilts against the Eagles, Jaguars and Rams before closing out the campaign with Dallas and Arizona. San Francisco, meanwhile, has its best shot at a win over the next two weeks with dates against the Bears and Texans.