Lemuel Jeanpierre

Seahawks Shut Down 49ers

Seahawks Shut Down 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 236 yards and a touchdown, running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 104 yards on 20 carries, and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 Thursday night in a showdown between NFC West foes.

The Seahawks (8-4) moved 1 1/2 games behind Arizona (9-2) in the West and improved their position in the wild card playoff race. The 49ers (7-5), meanwhile, fell 2 1/2 games behind the Cardinals, and suffered a blow to their wild card hopes.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman intercepted two passes, and Steven Hauschka made all four of his field goal attempts,...