49ers vs. Seahawks final score: San Francisco uses goalline stand to clinch No. 1 seed


The final game of the 2019 NFL regular season pairs the 49ers and Seahawks in an NFC West duel with plenty of playoff implications.

Seattle (11-4) enters the day a game behind San Francisco (12-3) in the standings. Due to tiebreaker, though, Sunday’s matchup is a winner-take-all bout for the division title.

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The Seahawks captured a massive victory in Week 10 over the 49ers in their first matchup of the year, knocking off then-undefeated San Francisco with a field goal as the buzzer sounded in overtime. Since then, the two Super Bowl contenders have been on a collision course for playoff seeding in the competitive NFC.

Because the Packers came back to beat the Lions to finish 13-3, the 49ers would get the No. 1 seed with a win; the Seahawks would get the No. 3 seed with a win. The loser will be a No. 5 seed and will play a road game on wild-card weekend.

Sporting News provided live updates, highlights and score changes for 49ers vs. Seahawks:

49ers vs. Seahawks score


49ers vs. Seahawks scoring plays

First quarter

7:41 — Robbie Gould 47-yard field goal (49ers 3-0)

0:24 — Deebo Samuel 30-yard rush (49ers 10-0)

Second quarter

5:49 — Robbie Gould 30-yard field goal (49ers 13-0)

Third quarter

5:46 — Tyler Lockett 14-yard reception from Russell Wilson (49ers 13-7)

3:25 — Raheem Mostert 2-yard rush (49ers 19-7)

Fourth quarter

9:55 — Marshawn Lynch 1-yard rush (49ers 19-14)

5:51 — Raheem Mostert 13-yard rush (49ers 26-14)

3:36 — D.K. Metcalf 14-yard reception from Russell Wilson (49ers 26-21)

49ers vs. Seahawks live updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

Final: 49ers 26, Seahawks 21

11:28 p.m.: Garoppolo sneaks it and runs out the clock. San Francisco wins.

11:27 p.m.: The catch was short of the end zone and the 49ers will take over with nine seconds to play on their own 1.

11:25 p.m.: Jacob Hollister has the reception and looks to be just inches shy of the goalline on fourth-and-goal. Play is under review. 

11:21 p.m.: Wilson completes it to John Ursua to the 1 and then a spike stops the clock with 22 seconds left. Seahawks get called for delay of game shortly after.

11:13 p.m.: Wilson hits Metcalf for a 24-yard completion after scrambling in the pocket. Seahawks to the San Francisco 23 with 1:46 to go.

11:08 p.m.: A pair of completions has the Seahawks at their own 42 as the two-minute warning hits. 

11:06 p.m.: Mostert picks up 16 yards on third-and-17 and the Seahawks will call a timeout with 2:34 remaining. San Francisco set to punt and Seattle will get the ball back with a chance to win it. 

11:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Wilson hits D.K. Metcalf in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown. Seattle claws within a score yet again. 49ers 26, Seahawks 21.

10:58 p.m.: San Francisco is called for pass interference, giving Seattle a first down in the red zone. Tyler Lockett is down on the play.

10:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. Mostert weaves through the Seattle defense to respond with a 13-yard touchdown. 49ers 26, Seahawks 14.

10:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Marshawn Lynch leaps over the pile for the touchdown. The crowd is back in it in Seattle. 49ers 19, Seahawks 14.

End of third quarter: 49ers 19, Seahawks 7

10:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. It takes just two minutes and 21 seconds for San Francisco to respond. Raheem Mostert takes a handoff to the right and punches it in for a 2-yard touchdown. San Fran’s 2-point attempt fails. 49ers 19, Seahawks 7.

10:17 p.m.: Kyle Juszczyk is left wide open and Garoppolo finds him for a 49-yard pickup to the Seattle 26. 

10:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Wilson buys some time in the pocket and then steps up and throws a dart to Tyler Lockett in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown. 49ers 13, Seahawks 7.

10:08 p.m.: Wilson hits David Moore for a 28-yard touchdown score but Mike Iupati is called for a holding penalty, negating the score. 

10:07 p.m.: Consecutive Marshawn Lynch carries go for a total of 23 yards and Seattle is within striking distance for the first time of the night. 

10 p.m.: The Seahawks defense forces a three-and-out and will get the ball back for their first possession of the third quarter. 

9:59 p.m.: Seattle’s kickoff goes into the end zone and the 49ers will start at the 25 to open the second half.

Halftime: 49ers 13, Seahawks 0

First downs: 49ers 11, Seahawks 6
Total yards: 49ers 222, Seahawks 79
Passing yards: 49ers 141, Seahawks 45
Rushing yards: 49ers 81, Seahawks 34
Penalties: Seahawks 3-15, 49ers 5-30
Possession: 49ers 17:14, Seahawks 12:46

9:35 p.m.: Marshawn Lynch is given the carry on fourth-and-inches and San Francisco’s defense holds up. The 49ers will take over on offense from their own 31 with under a minute to go until halftime. 

9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Gould hits his second kick of the night, this time from 30 yards away. San Francisco’s drive went 73 yards off 11 plays. 49ers 13, Seahawks 0.

9:06 p.m.: Russell Wilson is sacked on third down and the 49ers force the third punt of the night. 

End of first quarter: 49ers 10, Seahawks 0

8:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. Samuel takes an end-around handoff and houses it from 30 yards out. Niners up two scores early. 49ers 10, Seahawks 0.

8:52 p.m.: Deebo Samuel has a reception across the middle and picks up 29 yards to near midfield on the quick strike. 

8:42 p.m.: Marshawn Lynch makes his first appearance of the night and takes a carry five yards, but the drive stalls after six plays. Two possessions and two punts for the home team. 

8:34 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Robbie Gould knocks through a 47-yard attempt for the first points of the night. A series of short throws helped set up the San Fran scoring drive. 49ers 3, Seahawks 0.

8:26 p.m.: Seattle’s opening drive advances just one yard and the punting unit will come out.

8:23 p.m.: The opening kick is a touchback and Russell Wilson’s Seahawks offense will get things started. 

8:22 p.m.: Guess who’s back?

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