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Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks over 49ers, QB Jimmy Garoppolo injured

October 4 (WNN) — Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Seattle Seahawks to victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

The 49ers outclassed the Seahawks 457 to 234 in total yardage, earning nine more first downs and leading the possession time in Sunday’s 28-21 shock at Levi’s Stadium.

They also lost to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at halftime with a calf injury. Garoppolo will get an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the damage and the timeline for his return.

Wilson earned his 100th career regular season win game with an NFC West win. The Seahawks entered the game with two consecutive defeats. Wilson has not lost three games in a row in his NFL career.

“I don’t think about losing,” Wilson told reporters. “I’m not thinking about losing three in a row, thinking about losing one, thinking about losing two, I don’t think about it. It’s not in my repertoire. Not in my thought process.

“I don’t think about it. I just think about winning. I think the biggest thing is just winning, the process of winning every week, every day. I think that’s why I’m so successful in the middle I am a disaster.”

Garoppolo completed 13 of 23 passes for 165 yards, one point and one interception before his departure. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance completed nine of 18 passes for 157 yards and two in Garoppolo’s relief. He also ran 41 yards on seven carries.

Garoppolo threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to tame Ross Dweley on the 49ers first drive of the game. The 49ers held a 7-0 lead for most of the first half. Wilson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DK Metcalf, with 1:54 left in the half. The score remained level till halftime.

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Garoppolo, who said he “tweaked” his right calf in the 49ers’ first series of games, stood on the sidelines for the entire second half.

“I thought I might try to move on,” Garopolo told reporters. “It just kept getting worse and worse, traveling down the Achilles a bit. We’ll find out more [Monday] With MRIs and everything. Just hoping for the best.”

The Seahawks took a 14-7 lead in the second half on a 10-minute quick 16-yard Wilson. 49ers kick returner Trenton Cannon foiled the resulting kickoff, which was retrieved by the Seahawks. Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain for a 21-7 lead after two plays.

Lance threw a 76-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel on the next drive, but the Seahawks answered with a 10-play, 81-yard touchdown drive.

Running back, Alex Collins ended that possession with a 14-yard rushing touchdown to extend the Seahawks’ lead 28-13.

With 1:20 remaining in the game for the final point of the day, Lance joined Samuel for eight yards.

Samuel took eight catches for 156 yards and two scores. Metcalf led the Seahawks with four catches for 65 yards. The 49ers running back Trey Cerman took 89 yards on 19 carries in the loss.

Garoppolo told reporters at his postgame news conference that he expects to miss only “a few” weeks of action.

“We have a lot of confidence in him and hope to be back as soon as he can because he does a lot for me personally on and off the field,” Lance said of Garoppolo. “He fought through it.”

The Seahawks (2-2) host the Los Angeles Rams on October 7 at 8:20 p.m. EDT at Lumen Field in Seattle. The 49ers (2-2) will face the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. EDT October 10 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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