SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Russell Wilson high-stepped his way down the sideline before hugging coach Pete Carroll after Jason Myers’ kick narrowly split the uprights.
After a wild overtime that featured a rare Wilson interception and a missed field goal by San Francisco, the Seattle Seahawks had knocked the Niners from the ranks of the unbeaten and made sure the NFC West would remain tight down the stretch.
Myers kicked a 42-yard field goal after Chase McLaughlin missed a kick earlier in overtime, and the Seahawks handed the 49ers their first loss of the season with a 27-24 victory on Monday night.
Jacob Hollister, a tight end from Bend, played a key role for Seattle for the second straight week. The former Mountain View High standout caught a career-high eight passes for 62 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter that gave the Seahawks their first lead of the night at 14-10.
Last week Hollister had two TD receptions, including a 10-yard score in overtime to give Seattle a 40-34 win over Tampa Bay.
Monday night’s game was even wilder.
“That was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Wilson said.
Myers gave Seattle (8-2) its second straight overtime win after Wilson got the Seahawks into position with an 18-yard scramble on a third-and-3 play. After a 49ers timeout, Myers delivered one week after missing two field goals and an extra point, moving Seattle on the heels of San Francisco (8-1) in the NFC West.
“We practice these situations every day,” Seahawks tackle Duane Brown said. “Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in the league. When you have him under center, I don’t care how much time is on the clock. We feel like we have a chance.”
The Seahawks shut down San Francisco’s running game, allowing only 3.2 yards per carry and forced Jimmy Garoppolo into an off night as his receivers contributed with several drops. Garoppolo finished 24 of 48 for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
He was sacked five times and missed injured tight end George Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders, who left in the first quarter with a rib injury.