Offense, Special Teams: Doug Baldwin
This was maybe the easiest call of the season. The Seahawks were having a lot of trouble on offense in the first half. That started to change when Russell Wilson slipped out of the 49ers pass rush noose and found Doug Baldwin for a 51 yard completion that set up a Seattle field goal to finally get them on the score board. Baldwin finished the evening with six catches for 106 total receiving yards. On top of that he was a monster in the return game. His three returns tallied up 109 yards and were instrumental in setting up the Seahawks field position during their comeback run. Baldwin’s contract is up at the end of the year and he made quite the case for a big raise last night. Show him the money.
Defense: Bobby Wagner
Kam Chancellor will likely get the headlines for his big hit on Vernon Davis and his interception of Colin Kaepernick’s awful pass in the fourth quarter. Bobby Wagner’s probably ok with that. He’s not going to get interceptions, he doesn’t usually make trademark nasty hits. All this guy does is tackle. He had a team high 15 combined tackles and was the biggest reason why the 49ers could not get their run game going. Frank Gore managed just 14 yards on 11 carries.
Honorable Mention: Jermaine Kearse
For the second week in a row, Jermaine Kearse has to get a mention here. Last week he set up Marshawn Lynch’s incredible touchdown run with a big block. Last night Kearse became the star when he made a huge catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks the lead.
What if the Seahawks were characters from Game of Thrones?