Sherman helps the Seahawks stop the Niners once again


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."

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by adam
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

another fine example of offense at its best. time to remove harbaugh, offensive coordinator, and quarterback coach. time for a fresh start. offense was simply non-existent vs. Seattle--and has been for most of the year. 9ers are extremely lucky to be sitting where they are with such an inept offense. New coaches please

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Posted by russell
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

why do you have coaches for something that doesn't exist? there is NO offense.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Chris Zaharias is a registered user.

If I'd redeployed the voodoo doll ( Web Link ) I used to disable Richard Sherman in the Superbowl, the outcome might've been different. I couldn't handle the power, though.

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Posted by Keep watching and paying
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 29, 2014 at 8:16 am

Pro football is entertainment. It is not cheap. The top players and coaches and owners collect big bucks paid by audiences and taxpayers. If you do not like the product, do not contribute (any more) to its production. But the thrill of winning is greater than the agony of defeat. Indeed, in sports, winners require losers. Sure, the 49ers and Raiders will need to make changes to win more often or win it all, but enough "fans" will support the "game" to keep it going - at least until the next great recession or world war.

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Posted by Illuminato
a resident of another community
on Nov 29, 2014 at 9:06 am

I was amused by Sherman admonishing Niner fans for being childish twits.

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Posted by The Shadow knows....
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

Richard Sherman has some amazing physical attributes and athletic abilities. He is also a loud mouthed arrogant punk with an over inflated ego and sense of his worth.

He did not create those two interceptions; Colin Kapernick handed them to him on a silver platter with his inaccurate passing and horrible performance in the game.

Sherman could learn from his own team mate Russell Wilson - but I doubt he will. He is way to full of himself. He's just another pampered athlete who has grown up in a culture that reveres those abilities much more than other societal values. It's both funny and sad to watch his antics. It reminds me of a gladiator playing to the crowd.

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Posted by mauricio
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

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It's mind boggling that the team once coached by Bill Walsh has absolutely no offense, and is a 100 percent dependent on its stellar, but aging defense, to get results. Harbaugh has brought the 49ers out of being a terrible team for nearly a decade, but his now total offensive incompetence, is baffling and quite astonishing, being considered an offensive coach. At this point, unless the defense is creating a turnover, the offense is utterly incapable of scoring a TD or even advancing the ball with any consistency. Harbaugh also puts his loyalty to his OC ahead of the team's interest by failing to remove him, something he should have done a long time ago.

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Posted by Funny man
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

Chris- why didn't you use the voodoo doll for the NFC championship game, if you had it? I have a Chris Zaharias voodoo doll- you must feel it occasionally? Down below.

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Posted by udall
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

i agree-- it is time for the offensive offense coaches to go. what on earth has happened to passing and catching--to the right team? more completions to seattle than the 49ers. time to start over.

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