The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers looked to be a marquee matchup heading into Sunday Night Football. The score, a 29-3 win over the 49ers, looked like it was a lopsided contest. After a huge game in the first week of the season from wide receiver Anquan Boldin, the Seahawks cornerbacks were eager for the opportunity to stop him.
“I asked Coach for a challenge,” Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said, via the Seattle Times. “I wanted to follow. There were a lot of things said this week. There was a lot of talk about elite corners and who follows who. Going to negate that.”
Sherman and the Seahawks defense did manage to shut down Boldin. He didn’t catch a pass till the 4th quarter and it was the only pass he caught, for 7 yards.
“I think a lot of people think he’s going to out-physical you the whole game,” Sherman said, “and I think I countered that with physicality.”
Safety Earl Thomas was unimpressed with Boldin.
“Psh,” Thomas said. “I thought Boldin was just average like everybody else. He wasn’t a speedster. If you key into him, he’s just normal. We didn’t just let him run through our defense. We were going to challenge him.”
Looks like fantasy owners might want to be cautious of starting any wide receivers who are facing off against the Seahawks defense.