Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) fumbles the ball after being pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson fumbles ball on first play of game (GIF)


Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) fumbles the ball after being pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers knew that they were walking into a nearly impossible situation going up against not only the Seattle Seahawks but their insanely loud fan as well. But the mistakes weren’t committed by the 49ers early, rather they were committed by the hometown Seahawks instead.

On the very first play of the game, Russell Wilson scrambled out of the pocket and was stripped of the ball by Aldon Smith. Before Wilson could pounce on the ball, Smith got there instead and got the ball back for his offense.

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The Niners weren’t able to do much with the ball other than get a field goal, but as they’ve learned from their time spent in Seattle before, you need all the points you can get.

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