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There wasn't a lot for the 49ers to be thankful for on Thanksgiving night. As Colin Kaepernick said is his post game comments, "We just didn't play well." 

Oddly, there were a few statistics where the two teams were matched, and others that were completely uneven. Both teams had 16 first downs. Both quarterbacks were sacked four times. Both teams had 10 drives. Glaring differences: Seattle moved the ball 379 yards, San Francisco 164. Seattle committed no turnovers where San francisco gave the the ball up three times. The Seahawks were penalized 14 times for 105 yards and the 49ers were only penalized three times for 20 yards, but that wasn't enough. 

There were a few positives. The Niner defense played well, holding the Seahawks to field goals four different times. For how Seattle dominated the game, the score wasn't nearly the blowout that the it could have been. LB Chris Borland continued his stand out play with 15 tackles, all of which were solo. He has the second most tackles by a 49er rookie in franchise history, second only to Patrick Willis who recorded 136 solo tackles in his rookie year. Borland did miss a few tackles, but as a rookie, his performance will only get better as he gains experience. 

There were quite a few negatives. The 49ers didn't move past the 50 yard line until deep into the third quarter. That was their only productive drive which lasted 12 plays and ended in a Phil Dawson field goal. The following drive lasted eight plays and ended with Kaepernick's second pick of the night both of which went to Richard Sherman. 

The drama was only beginning. CEO Jed York sent out an apology tweet following the game:


Almost simultaneously, GM Trent Baalke's daughter tweeted her displeasure with OC Greg Roman.
As if that weren't enough, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News played spy and reported the unusual behavior of management on his twitter account following the game. 
Doubtful there will be sweeping changes this week after the success of the past three seasons but only time will tell. The Niners travel across town to face the 1-10 Raiders before a tough rematch with the Seahawks in Seattle.  

 


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