Richard Sherman: I don't have a relationship with Russell Wilson

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman: I don't have a relationship with Russell Wilson

Wagner didn't have to sneak in from the sideline and swipe the ball from Sherman's hands like he joked he would do if it came to that.

That should come as no surprise after a summer report from Sports Illustrated characterized Russell as not having much of a relationship with any of his teammates, with many believing he was the recipient of special treatment from the coaching staff.

Seattle's backs averaged six yards a carry.

The 49ers and Seahawks will face off for the first time this season on Sunday, pitting San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman against his former team.

Wilson, however, was much more complimentary of his former teammate, claiming Sherman was "as good as it gets at corner" and said he has a lot of respect for him and the way he plays the game.

Baldwin celebrated with Sherman in the 2014 game and said he was thrilled Seattle found a way to honor Sherman.

The rout had been on long before Wagner's interception in the fourth quarter.

It was that kind of afternoon for the now 7-5 Seahawks. Projections from ESPN's Football Power Index gave the Seahawks a 78.3 percent chance to make the playoffs heading into this game, good for the fifth-best mark in the NFC, right behind the 7-5 Dallas Cowboys at 80.4 percent. Nice to know Seattle has never forgotten.

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The Seahawks are one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment and couldn't have put it all together at a better time as they attempt to grab one of the NFC Wild Card spots.

"It doesn't mean anything", he said. "It's good for the Rams". It was a take-care-of-business game, and the Seahawks took care of business with another one of Wilson's more efficient performances.

He had 12 tackles, one off his season high he's done twice in the last month.

The Seahawks finally set Bobby Wagner free. "He had just a phenomenal game". And quarterback Nick Mullens continues to at least provide hope that he has a future as a backup, putting up 414 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday for a passer rating of 95.3. Even coach Kyle Shanahan drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty - and one more would have gotten him mercifully ejected. Both Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny ran for over 60 yards.

Sherman said at a press conference Thursday that he's looking forward to seeing some of his old teammates, but also shared that he does not stay in communication with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Doug Baldwin got the best of his close friend on one play when he shed a Sherman tackle for a 21-yard gain.

The 49ers' defense was unable to pressure Wilson with their front four pass rushers - which has been a common theme for the team over the course of the 2018 season - but the Niners' defensive line played particularly poor against Seattle's run game in Sunday's contest.

"He played well", Sherman said of Wilson postgame. I think him coming back there will be some emotions there coming and playing in this stadium, albeit in a different jersey. "Their running game is really effective and they let him get to his spots and kept the game plan simple".

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