49ers make just enough plays, hold off Seahawks
Wilson, who spoke leading up to the game that he couldn’t wait for his introduction to this heated rivalry, went 9 of 23 for 122 yards, an interception and two sacks. Aldon Smith sacked him with 1:25 left, then Paul McQuistan was called for a chop block on Smith in the end zone with 43 seconds left. It would have been an automatic safety, but the 49ers declined the penalty. The play was reviewed and Seattle was short of the first down.
Wilson faltered after he threw two late touchdown passes as the Seahawks rallied for 14 points over the final 7:31 to stun New England on Sunday.
‘‘The way we lost was frustrating. We could have done some things better,’’ Wilson said. ‘‘I could have done some things better.’’
San Francisco was in control of the division at this stage last season — sitting at 5-1 — but needed a big second half Thursday after a quick week of preparation.
Steven Hauschka kicked a 52-yard field goal as Seattle scored first for the seventh time in as many games this year. He added a 35-yarder early in the second quarter but missed wide left on a 51-yard try later in the quarter.
David Akers, who had eight of his NFL-record 44 field goals in the two games against the Seahawks last season, booted a 38-yarder late in the first quarter to make it 3-3.
NOTES: Seattle lost LB Malcolm Smith to a concussion on the opening kickoff, then WR Doug Baldwin later injured his ankle and did not return. ... 49ers WR Mario Manningham was inactive with a shoulder injury. ... Ted Ginn Jr. had a 38-yard return late in the first half for the 49ers.