San Francisco got the ball fist and was able to drive into Seahawk territory, but the offense stalled and the 49ers punted. Andy Lee pinned the Seahawks at their own 4-yard line, but Russell Wilson was able to move Seattle. Wilson completed 3-of-5 attempts on the drive, setting up a 52-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka.
Seattle could have had more on its first drive, but rookie running back Robert Turbin dropped a perfectly thrown ball that would have moved Seattle deep into 49er territory. Turbin had a step on the 49er defender and may have scored if he was able to haul in the pass.
The 49ers were once again able to move the ball into Seahawk territory on their next drive, but were forced to settle for a David Akers' field goal. San Francisco finished the first quarter with 98 yards and controlled time of possession 9:29 to 5:31.
The Seahawks gained 49 yards on 10 plays in the first quarter with Marshawn Lynch rushing for 17 yards on five carries. Seattle will have the ball at its own 27-yardline when the second quarter begins.