Niners outlast Seahawks in overtime, win with late FG

Niners outlast Seahawks in overtime, win with late FG

The lowly 49ers ended their losing streak to the Seahawks with an overtime victory Sunday. 

San Francisco used a late field goal from kicker Robbie Gould to pull ahead 26-23 in the extra period and secure the win.

The end of the losing skid, which dated back to December 2013, not only upset fifth-seeded Seattle, but it stopped the Seahawks from clinching a playoff berth and will make the road to the postseason harder when they host the Chiefs in Week 16.

Seattle had plenty of opportunities to come away with the win, but it was penalized 14 times for 148 yards. The flags continued to hurt them both in regulation and overtime, including an offensive holding called on third down in the first drive of the extra session. The 148 yards against Seattle was the most the team has ever been penalized for — the previous high was 145 against the Broncos on Dec. 8, 1979.

Quarterback Nick Mullens led the 49ers to their fourth win of the season by completing 20 of his 29 passes for 275 yards and one touchdown. Seattle’s tough defense sacked the third-stringer turned starter three times. 

Former University of Washington standout Dante Pettis led all receivers with 83 yards on five receptions.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson relied on receiver Doug Baldwin, who has been battling injuries in his seventh year with the team, throughout the game. He finished 23-of-31 passing for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Baldwin grabbed four of those completions for a team-high 77 yards and two scores.

The 49ers, who have already been eliminated from the playoffs, will host the Bears in Week 16 before closing out the season on the road against the Rams. It will be the first time this season San Francisco enters a matchup with back-to-back wins.

After the Seahawks face the AFC-leading Chiefs, they will host the struggling Cardinals.