Ever-outspoken Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman was at it again postgame. After the ‘Hawks 19-17 defeat at the hands of division rival San Francisco, the former Stanford player — under 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh — said he expected a different outcome, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
“We didn’t project it to be this way,” Sherman said. “We expected to blow them out, but they got the benefit of a few calls throughout the game and that helps you especially on third down. We will see them again, and it’ll be a different result.”
Well, the Seahawks did blow them out in their previous two meetings, both at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
San Francisco fell in a week two drubbing 29-3 after getting clobbered 42-13 last December in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
This time the game was at Candlestick Park, where the Seahawks haven’t won since 2008. The 49ers snapped a two game losing streak to Seattle, with their last win coming at – you guessed it – Candlestick Park in October 2012.
Seattle fell to 11-2 with the loss but remain atop the NFC West and poised for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. San Francisco improved to 9-4, maintaining a 1 game lead over the Arizona Cardinals for the final playoff spot in the NFC.