Poll: Is it finally time to get rid of Matt Hasselbeck?

The bigger picture: New half, same results. On the second play, Goldson intercepted Matt Hasselbeck’s pass that was intended for TE Chris Baker and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown to push the 49ers’ lead to 37-7. Hasselbeck changed the play and altered the formation by stepping back into the shotgun after reading that the 49ers were blitzing. But it obviously did not help.

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The Seahawks drove to the 49ers’ 7 on the their next possession, but CB Nate Clements intercepted Hasselbeck’s pass in the end zone that was intended for Brandon Stokley.

Jeff Reed kicked his fourth field goal – this one a 36-yarder – with 3:32 left in the quarter to give the 49ers a 40-7 lead. The seven-play, 51-yard “drive” was actually one play – a 46-yard pass from Alex Smith to WR Josh Morgan to the Seahawks’ 21 on third-and-8.

The Seahawks then got their second touchdown, as Washington returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a score – his third of the season. Washington already held the club single-season record with his TD returns of 101 and 99 yards against the Chargers in Week 3.

The Seahawks also lost WR Brandon Stokley to a hamstring injury in the quarter.


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