The Seattle Seahawks know that they need to win this week to keep their playoff hopes alive into the final week of the season. They also know at this point that the Arizona Cardinals have lost their game, leaving one less team to worry about in the hunt. As they continue their Week 16 game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers, they seem to be playing like a very motivated team. At halftime, Seattle is ahead by a score of 10-3.
The Seahawks defense has done a great job of containing the 49ers, forcing the Niners to settle for a field goal at the beginning of the second quarter after halting a drive.
Tarvaris Jackson and Marshawn Lynch were once again able to get the Seahawks into the red zone with less than 4:00 remaining in the first half and kept on pushing.
The 49ers have not allowed a rushing touchdown, or a 100-yard rusher, for the entire 2011 season. Lynch and the Seahawks appear to be taking those stats as a personal challenge, as Lynch is already close to 100 yards in the game. The Seahawks attempted goal-line rushing touchdowns by both Lynch and Jackson, but both attempts were turned away. Seattle settled for a Steven Hauschka field goal to give them the 10-3 lead they currently hold at the half.