Stanford grad Richard Sherman broke the hearts of the 49er faithful once again and wasn't shy about sharing his good fortunate.
Sherman intercepted two passes, one that set up the only touchdown of the day, and one that effectively ended any hopes San Francisco had of coming back as the Seattle Seahawks downed the 49ers, 19-3, at Levi's Stadium on Thursday night.
"He had a great game. At one point somebody said they threw at him five times and had two picks. He was all over it," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "He went out and played really good, fundamental football like he's been doing all season."
Sherman, who knocked away a pass to Michael Crabtree in last year's NFC championship game to clinch the Seahawks trip to the Super Bowl, was at it again in the spotlight of the nationally televised game.
"I'm really fired up for him because there's been a lot of scrutiny and a lot of people watching how he was going to do this game," Carroll said. "It turned into those opportunities that he was used to. He took advantage of the opportunities he had."
Sherman, who visits Stanford during his offseason, helped put a dent into the 49ers playoff hopes against his former coach at Stanford.
Palo Alto High grad Jim Harbaugh was responsible for making Sherman a defensive back after coming to the Cardinal as a wide receiver.
"I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game," Sherman said. "They threw it. I said, 'Way to be, way to be.'"
Stanford grad Doug Baldwin caught a pair of passes for 28 yards for the Seahawks.
"We're confident," Baldwin said. "We've been confident before, but obviously we're clicking on all cylinders right now. There's a good feeling in the locker room."
Baldwin also said that despite winning, the team will for ways to do a little better in the red zone.
"We want to get those touchdowns in the red zone," he said. "We're going to work on that and get better at that. Other than that, it was a good game. That's typical of the Seattle Seahawks offense: just make the plays when you need to, and when you get the opportunities to do so, push it down there, try to get touchdowns and put points on the board."