San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens set a franchise record for passing yards against the Seahawks in Seattle.
Afterward, Pete Carroll was asked what it means to the Seahawks to have moved into wild card position - they now hold the first wild-card spot as the NFC's fifth seed - on the same day the Rams clinched the NFC West.
Despite the smooth sailing for the Seahawks, the team honored Sherman after the team's first touchdown of the game to Jaron Brown.
Nick Mullens in a Hostile Environment Quarterback Nick Mullens didn't look sharp at all in his first-ever National Football League road contest, going 18-of-22 for 221 yards with a touchdown against two interceptions, posting a passer rating of 62.1 in the process against Tampa Bay.More news: Victor Moses passes the Torch to Hudson-Odoi
However, a 2017 ESPN report suggested tensions were building between head coach Pete Carroll and his defense after the Seahawks lost the 2015 Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.
Don't forget to tune in to the Seahawks game Sunday on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and 710 ESPN Seattle, starting with the pregame show at 10 a.m. and kickoff at 1:25. It was a take-care-of-business game, and the Seahawks took care of business with Wagner's All-Pro day and another one of Wilson's more efficient performances. "It's more of a respect thing than anything". He added another touchdown in the second half to give him 11 over the last four games compared to no interceptions.
Chris Carson (13 carries, 69 yards) and Rashaad Penny (seven carries, 65 yards, touchdown) helped the Seahawks run for 168 yards - making it eight times in their last nine games that they've topped 150 yards on the ground.
Wilson came the following year and they made five straight postseasons, winning the Super Bowl following the 2013 season - thanks in part to Sherman's tipped ball that led to a game-sealing interception to beat the 49ers in the NFC title game. But at the same time Baldwin and Lockett would love nothing more than to get in the end zone and bust out one of their epic touchdown celebrations in front of Sherman. Sherman and some of his former Seahawks teammates told The MMQB in September how they felt Wilson received special treatment from Carroll. "I think he threw for like 160 or 170 ..."More news: North Korean Soldier Defects Across Border, Says South Korea's Military
Sherman called it "just a regular game" when asked about his emotions heading into his Seattle return.
It's one thing to be losing close, hard-fought games with young players still learning how to win. "To see him on the opposite side in another jersey - that he looks ugly in - was cool". Over the season's final four games, it's imperative that the Niners find out not only who belongs but whether those who do can play a significant role. The Seahawks won 35-6.
"That was a tribute to my boy", Baldwin said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. They'll be favored in all but one of those games - a Week 16 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I know where he's going to be", Mullens said. Look for Seattle to withstand an early punch or two from the 49ers but pull away in the second half for a comfortable win. We didn't know. We had to keep finishing, keep working. "We didn't play as well as we could have".More news: Fed likely to raise rates in December but concerns mounting: minutes