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               === Seahawks ride Lynch, defense against 49ers ===
 
 Seattle,  WA (Sports  Network) -  Marshawn Lynch  scored three  touchdowns and
 Seattle's  defense  picked off  Colin Kaepernick three  times, as the Seahawks
 made a statement with a 29-3 win over the defending NFC champion San Francisco
 49ers.
 
 Lynch  carried  the ball 28  times for 98 yards  and two scores while catching
 three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks (2-0), who needed a
 late  touchdown  pass from  Russell  Wilson  to secure  a  12-7  win over  the
 Panthers in Week 1.
 
 Wilson   completed  8-of-19  passes  for  142  yards,  one  touchdown  and  an
 interception for Seattle, which is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since
 2006.
 
 A  record-setting  crowd contributed  to the winning  effort, as the announced
 attendance of 68,338 marks the largest ever for a Seahawks game at CenturyLink
 Field.  The  gathering set a  Guinness World  Record for crowd noise. Seahawks
 fans  broke the  previous world  record of  nearly 132  decibels, set  in 2011
 during  a soccer  match in Turkey, then  broke their own record -- setting the
 new mark of 136.6 decibels.
 
 "What  an  amazing night! Unbelievable.  I've never  heard a crowd like that,"
 Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
 
 Kaepernick connected on 13-of-28 passes for 127 yards for the 49ers (1-1), who
 beat the Packers by a 34-28 margin last week. The San Francisco signal-caller,
 who  threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1, also carried the ball
 nine times for 87 yards.
 
 "We're  not going  to win games if  I play like that," Kaepernick said. "There
 were a couple of balls I tried to force in there."
 
 Anquan  Boldin, who  caught 13 passes for  208 yards and a score against Green
 Bay, was limited to one catch for seven yards.
 
 San  Francisco turned  the ball over five times and committed 12 penalties for
 121 yards.
 
 After  going three-and-out  on offense to start  the game, the 49ers got a big
 play from their special teams unit. Craig Dahl blocked Jon Ryan's punt and San
 Francisco  took  over at the Seattle  33. Carroll tried to argue  that someone
 in  the stands  blew a  whistle during  the  play, but  all the  refs did  was
 listen.
 
 Kaepernick  led San  Francisco to  the five  before being  picked off  by Earl
 Thomas.  However, Wilson  followed  with a  mistake  of his  own  when he  was
 intercepted by Eric Reid.
 
 Severe  weather  delayed the  game for  one hour  with 3:13  left in the first
 quarter.
 
 The  first  points of  the game came  on a  safety in the  early stages of the
 second stanza. 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was called for offensive holding in
 his own end zone, resulting in two points for Seattle.
 
 Golden Tate returned the ensuing kick 24 yards to the 49-yard line. The series
 stalled when Wilson was stopped on 4th-and-1.
 
 On  the ensuing  San Francisco  possession, defensive  end Cliff  Avril sacked
 Kaepernick  and forced a fumble. K.J. Wright fell on the ball at the 29 of the
 49ers.  The  home team,  though, had  to settle for  a 30-yard Steven Hauschka
 field goal to make it 5-0 with 5:52 left.
 
 The  Seahawks  started the second half  with a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive.
 Doug Baldwin caught a 51-yard pass on third down to put Seattle inside the red
 zone. A few plays later, Lynch capped the march with a 14-yard TD run.
 
 The 49ers responded with a nice drive of their own, but only got a field goal.
 Kaepernick's  28-yard  run and Vance McDonald's  19-yard catch put the ball at
 the  10. Seattle, though,  did not break on defense and Phil Dawson made a 21-
 yard field goal, cutting the gap to 12-3.
 
 The  Seahawks then bridged the third and fourth frames with a 10-play, 80-yard
 scoring  drive. A  defensive pass interference penalty on Nnamdi Asomugha gave
 the home team a quick 40 yards. Another huge penalty hurt the 49ers after Zach
 Miller  caught a  15-yard  pass  on 3rd-and-28.  Aldon  Smith  was called  for
 unnecessary roughness on the final play of the third quarter.
 
 The  49ers  brought a  blitz on 3rd-and-4  from the seven,  but Wilson found a
 wide-open Lynch for an easy score.
 
 Richard Sherman picked off Kaepernick on the ensuing San Francisco possession.
 The  Seahawks got  a 37-yard field goal  from Hauschka to make it 22-3 with 11
 1/2 minutes to play.
 
 "We did what we expected us to do," Sherman said.
 
 Kam Chancellor added an interception later in the stanza, which led to another
 Lynch touchdown run.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Seattle  leads  the all-time series by  a 15-14 margin ... The Seahawks played
 without  cornerback Brandon  Browner, defensive  end Chris  Clemons, defensive
 tackle  Jordan Hill and safety Jeron Johnson ... Avril made his Seahawks debut
 Sunday after missing last Sunday's game with a hamstring injury ... 49ers nose
 tackle  Ian  Williams left  the game  with a leg  injury ... Seattle offensive
 tackle  Russell  Okung left the  contest with a foot  injury ... Reid left the
 game on the final series of the first half after a big hit on Seahawks wideout
 Sidney Rice left Reid concussed.
 
 
 09/16 02:16:52 ET