San Francisco 49ers

The Longest Inch: 49ers Survive Seahawks To Win NFC West & Earn NFC’s Top Seed

Screen Shot 2019-12-29 at 11.33.09 PMSan Francisco linebacker Dre Greenlaw made the tackle of the year Sunday night to secure the NFC West title and NFC home-field advantage during a 26-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The victory not only gives the 49ers its first NFC West crown since 2012 but they also earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Thus, the NFC road to Super Bowl LIV in Miami runs through Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

After grabbing a 3-0 first quarter lead, the 49ers put the together their first touchdown drive, which was capped by a gorgeous touchdown run by wide receiver Deebo Samuel.

Eventually, the Niners held on to 26-21 lead late in the fourth quarter. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson mounted a late drive that landed Seattle at the 49ers’ 1 with 42 seconds left.

However, a false start penalty and three incomplete passes (with a potential missed defensive pass interference in the mix) later and 49ers needed to hold down the fort for one more play.

Wilson completed a fourth down strike to tight end Jacob Hollister but Greenlaw stopped him inches shy of end zone to secure the #1 seed in the NFC.

The 49ers will next play on Saturday, January 11 at 4:35PM ET against the Eagles, Seahawks, or Vikings.

As for the Seahawks, they will travel cross-country to visit the Philadelphia Eagles once again on Sunday, January 12 at 4:40PM ET.

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