49ers' Pierre Garcon faces uphill battle against Seahawks in Week 2

Posted September 19, 2017

Here's a roundup of what national media members had to say following the Seahawks' narrow win over the 49ers Sunday in Seattle. Carlos Hyde was the best player on the offense for the second game in a row. His backup, Matt Breida, played well, too. He deserved more than five touches - he's one of the Niners' most risky weapons. We'll see how he is tomorrow all the way to game day, but he looked really good. Last Sunday, the Panthers ran off the final 8:48. Luke Wilson had 25 yards in three catches. Hyde now has two 100-yard games in Seattle since 2012. He didn't touch the ball until the second quarter.

Ugly or attractive, Carson and his buddies up front came in late and low in the fourth quarter, but they made it. Just like last week, Goodwin dropped a critical pass. He's a track start pretending to be a wide receiver. That is certainly how it proved to be again last week, and although it was a tight game, the Packers were able to let loose in the third quarter to establish an eight point lead that they would not relinquish in the 17-9 game. "We came in with a different mentality". Sherman should be matched up against Garcon in what will be a tightly contested battle anytime Garcon gets the ball thrown his way.

Pushing the tempo offensively may be a short-term answer to give the Seattle offensive line a chance to succeed. Defensive end Aaron Lynch, who was inactive last week, was used heavily and had the 49ers' first sack of the season.

Guard Laken Tomlinson made his first start after being acquired in an August 31 trade from the Detroit Lions. I'm not going to share it with you because I can't. The 49ers sacked Wilson three times and was hit several times before releasing the ball.

The Seattle Seahawks' first touchdown of the season was worth the very long wait. He was solid. Ray Ray Armstrong was exposed for what he is - a backup playing as a starter.

The Seattle Seahawks may have themselves a new No. 1 running back, and fantasy football owners are sure to take notice.

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Security Council to step up sanctions with a ban on the reclusive regime's textile exports and a cap on fuel supplies. North Korea is no stranger to making bombastic threats toward its perceived enemies.

Cardinals' David Johnson facing up to 12 weeks out with dislocated wrist
Veteran Chris Johnson re-signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the team released him September 1. Before going down with the wrist injury on Sunday, Johnson rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries and had fumbled twice.

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He added: "I am a big middleweight and don't want to give my advantage away, but there is not a super-middleweight that I fear". I've worked hard for all the opportunities I've been given so I've got a real chance of getting myself into that position.

Safety Eric Reid He had a game-high six tackles before sustaining a non-contact, left knee injury 4:39 before halftime. His replacement, Jimmie Ward, had five tackles.

Who would have guessed that five months ago? "He looked good today". But the Niners cornerbacks are mediocre. He threw a strike to Paul Richardson in the back of the end-zone for the game-winning drive.

COACHES: C. I'll start with the defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh. The group struggled for the second game in a row and needs to improve quick, fast and in a hurry.

But on the evidence of Thursday's match up, both the Bengals and Texans look like they can have reasonable defenses, however, both will have to do something drastic about their offenses, as both looked far from NFL-level performances. But it distorts how, for a while, Wilson was also the Seahawks' most risky rusher. Russell Wilson was constantly running for his life and the running game was ordinary at best. He did certain things well.

"It's just football", Carson said after the game on KIRO-AM. The 49ers committed only six penalties against the Seahawks.