Monday Night Football


Trey Travis, Sports Editor

The Seahawks and forty-niners faced off in an NFC matchup this past Monday night.  The two teams are at the top of the NFC going into the game as the Seahawks had a 7-2 record and the Forty-Niners had a perfect 8-0 record going into the game.  The Seahawks have an MVP candidate under center in Russell Wilson and the Forty-Niners have the best defense in the league. It was the perfect matchup for a Monday Night game. The Forty-Niners defense is headlined with players like veteran Richard Sherman and rookie Nick Bosa.  Other offensive players that go along with Russell Wilson are receiver Tyler Lockett and running back Chris Carson. The game definitely did not disappoint. In the first quarter, the Forty-Niners dominated starting off a 10-0 lead after a 10-yard touchdown pass and a field goal.  In the second quarter, the Seahawks finally got on the board with a fumble returned for a touchdown by Jadeveon Clowney. It was 10-7 in the Niners favor going into halftime. In the third quarter, it looked like the Seahawks were going to run away with the game after scoring two touchdowns, a touchdown pass by Russell Wilson and run by Chris Carson.  The Niners would not quit though, Deforest Buckner returned a fumble for a touchdown at the beginning of the fourth. Then, both teams hit a field goal in the fourth, the Seahawks leading 24-21. The Niners had 1:45 to go down and at least tie the game. With one second left, rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin hit a field goal to send it to overtime.   After a battle in overtime, the Seahawks rallied and got the win on a 42-yard field goal as time expired by kicker Jason Mires. This game was an absolute battle and did not disappoint at all. Even the Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was amazed by the game, “It was probably the craziest game I’ve ever played, to be honest with you.”