▪ Offense: The unit was barely competent against bad teams in recent weeks. Against the Seahawks’ top-ranked defense, the 49ers were embarrassed. One of the many ugly barometers: they crossed midfield once in the first half, managing to reach Seattle’s 49-yard line on the final play. Grade F
▪ Defense: Linebacker Chris Borland was excellent early, but he and his defensive mates had trouble with the most elementary of plays, the dump-off pass to the tailback. Ten of the Seahawks’ points were at least aided by that play. Grade: B-
▪ Special teams: Here’s how rotten things were for the 49ers: The Seahawks’ punter flubbed a snap, recovered to get a punt off, which the 49ers fumbled. The special-teams units are solid – especially Andy Lee’s punting – but they again can’t supply any semblance of a spark. Grade: C-
▪ Overall: If the 49ers were this bad against the Seahawks at home, what’s going to happen when they go to Seattle in two weeks? San Francisco has dug itself a hole, and it will require a steep climb over the next four weeks to get out. Grade: D
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