Well, Seahawks-49ers Monday Night Football certainly lived up to the hype. San Francisco entered the night as the NFL’s last remaining undefeated team at 8-0, while Seattle checked in at 7-2 and with the NFL MVP favorite in Russell Wilson. And it was the Seahawks that came out on top 27-24, but the game wasn’t decided until literally the final seconds of overtime. Seattle kicker Jason Myers nailed a 42-yarder as time expired in overtime.
The game was wild all along, but especially in the final minutes of regulation and overtime (and also on a play late in the second quarter).
With 1:45 remaining in regulation, Myers hit a 46-yarder to put the Seahawks up 24-21.
But that kick was matched when San Francisco rookie Chase McLaughlin (filling in for an injured Robbie Gould) nailed a game-tying 47-yarder at the end of regulation:
In overtime, it appeared the Seahawks were on the verge of victory with just under six minutes to go, but Wilson threw a shocking red-zone interception.
And the 49ers had a chance to win it in overtime, but this time McLaughlin missed badly.
After the game, Wilson said that he’s never been a part of a game that crazy.
The 49ers and Seahawks play again in Week 17 in Seattle, but don’t be surprised if we see a third meeting in January. One of these teams will win the division, but both of them are in great shape to make the postseason. Following Monday night’s game, Five Thirty Eight gives the 49ers a 91% chance to make the playoffs and a 54% chance to win the NFC West, while the Seahawks are at 82% for the playoffs and 43% for the division.