Seahawks roll past 49ers in noisy Seattle 42-13
SEATTLE (AP) — 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 TDs 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 block field goal 90 yards for a touchdown and added an interception for the Seahawks (10-5).
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.
49ers' Vernon Davis leaves with concussion
SEATTLE (AP) — San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis left Sunday night's game against Seattle 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 Sunday night.
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.
Davis had one catch for 27 yards in the first quarter. He was held without a reception when the teams played in October.
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.
Seattle CB Richard Sherman hopeful about appeal
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman says there was a "chain of custody" mistake that led to his positive test for performance enhancing substances, and was the basis of his appeal.
Sherman spoke about his appeal after the Seahawks' 42-13 win over San Francisco on Sunday night. Sherman had an interception and returned a blocked field goal 90 yards for a touchdown in the blowout victory.
Sherman missed two days of practice this week while his appeal was heard. He doesn't know when a decision would come, and added he would pursue the appeal further if he can. He doesn't know how far he can take it.
Sherman said there were mistakes by the tester. If the NFL upholds Sherman's four-game suspension he would miss the playoffs.
Thornton helps Kings snap Blazers' win streak at 5
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Thornton scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to help the slumping Sacramento Kings snap Portland's five-game winning streak with a 108-96 victory over the Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
The Kings played without starting center DeMarcus Cousins, who was suspended indefinitely Saturday for unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team.
Already ahead by nine points, the Kings opened the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run, including a 3-pointer by Thornton, to build their lead to 87-71. The Blazers trailed by at least 13 the rest of the way.
John Salmons had 13 of his 15 points in the second half for Sacramento, which had lost six of its previous seven games.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers.
Portland beats Bradley 57-55 in Las Vegas Classic
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Nicholas and Derrick Rodgers scored 12 points apiece to lead Portland to a 57-55 win over Bradley in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Classic on Sunday night.
Nicholas also grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double. Rodgers was 4 of 5 from the field.
Oskars Reinfelds added 10 points. Riley Barker grabbed 10 rebounds.
Portland led 28-27 at halftime in a game with 17 lead changes. Bradley had another chance to win the game, but Will Egolf missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Portland (7-7) shot 44 percent from the field for the game, while Bradley (8-4) shot 31.5 percent. Portland had 42 rebounds, while Bradley had 31.
Dyricus Simms-Edwards led Bradley with 15 points. Egolf and Walt Lemon Jr. had 10 points apiece.
Jake Eastman had six rebounds before fouling out.