It’s time for Matt Hasselbeck to be benched or traded?

Published on December 12, 2010 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

San Francisco’s Dashon Goldson picked off Matt Hasselbeck’s first pass of the second half and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown as the 49ers took a stunning 37-7 lead over the Seattle Seahawks today in San Francisco.

It was the third interception thrown in the game by Hasselbeck, who also lost a fumble.

The 49ers capitalized on three Seahawks second-quarter turnovers and turned a 7-7 tie into a 30-7 lead by halftime.

Jeff Reed’s 22-yard field goal as time expired left in the first half came three plays after San Francisco’s Reggie Smith intercepted a Matt Hasselbeck pass and returned it 20 yards to the Seattle 11-yard line.

Before that, quarterback Alex Smith and running back Bryan Westbrook hooked up on a 62-yard pass-and-run play for a touchdown to stretch the 49ers’ lead to 27-7. The 49ers had taken over on downs when the Seahawks, on fourth and four from the 49ers’ 32, passed up a field-goal try and Hasselbeck’s pass downfield intended for Ruvell Martin was incomplete.

The first two Seahawks turnovers earlier in the second quarter helped San Francisco take a 20-7 lead. Smith found receiver Josh Morgan for a 15-yard touchdown pass three plays after Hasselbeck fumbled while being sacked by Travis LaBoy, who also recovered the ball at the Seattle 17.

The Seahawks earlier tied the score 7-7 when Hasselbeck hit Ruvell Martin with an 11-yard touchdown pass. The Seahawks drove 52 yards in seven plays following a 49ers punt. Hasselbeck passes to Chris Baker for 15 yards and Brandon Stokley for 16 yards were key plays.

The 49ers came back with a pair of Jeff Reed field goals to take a 13-7 lead. The first was a 33-yarder that was partially blocked by the Seahawks’ Aaron Curry. The Niners had driven from their own 30 to the Seattle 12, but the drive stalled after a holding penalty.

Reed then kicked a 44-yarder after the 49ers regained possession via an interception by Takeo Spikes of a Hasselbeck pass that slipped through the fingers of intended receiver Michael Robinson.

Earlier, quarterback Smith and receiver Vernon Davis hooked up on a 42-yard touchdown pass to give the 49ers an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown capped a 74-yard, six-play drive after the 49ers received the opening kickoff.

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