Wil­son's TD passes lift Seat­tle

Rookie QB throws for four scores as Seahawks romp to clinch play­off­berth

Austin American-Statesman - - NFL - t a

Rus­sell Wil­son threw four touch­down passes to move into sec­ond place for TD passes by a rookie, Mar­shawn Lynch scored twice, and led by their rock­ing crowd the Seat­tle Seahawks clinched a spot in the NFC play­offs with a 42-13 rout of San Fran­cisco on Sun­day night.

Wil­son threw touch­downs to Lynch, An­thony McCoy and two in the sec­ond half to Doug Baldwin to give him 25 for the sea­son, one shy of Pey­ton Man­ning’s record of 26.

Lynch added 111 yards rush­ing and a 24-yard TD run on Seat­tle’s open­ing drive that set the tone.

Richard Sherman re­turned a blocked field goal 90 yards for a touch­down and added an in­ter­cep­tion as the Seahawks (10-5) jumped to a 21-0 lead.

Colin Kaeper­nick and the 49ers (10-4-1) strug­gled with the deaf­en­ing noise echo­ing around CenturyLink Field, mak­ing for a mis­er­able 49th birth­day for 49ers coach Jim Har­baugh.

Most likely Seat­tle will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC. There re­mains a slight chance of win­ning the NFC West if the Seahawks beat St. Louis in the sea­son fi­nale and Ari­zona up­sets the 49ers in San Fran­cisco.

San Fran­cisco tight end Ver­non Davis left the game with a con­cus­sion af­ter get­ting hit along the side­line by Seahawks safety Kam Chan­cel­lor.

Davis was at­tempt­ing to haul in a pass deep in Seat­tle’s end late in the first quar­ter.

Davis caught the pass but was im­me­di­ately knocked off his feet by Chan­cel­lor, jar­ring the ball loose. Davis was slow to get up, was ex­am­ined by doc­tors on the side­line and even­tu­ally taken to the locker room for fur­ther eval­u­a­tion. He did not re­turn.

Davis had one catch for 27 yards in the first quar­ter.

The 49ers also lost wide re­ceiver Mario Man­ning­ham to a left knee in­jury in the third quar­ter when he was hit low by Seat­tle line­backer Leroy Hill and fum­bled be­fore he hit the turf.

Man­ning­ham was on the ground for sev­eral min­utes be­fore be­ing helped off the field and be­ing taken to the locker room on a cart.

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