The 49ers now have lost two in a row, first 29-3 at Seattle before a surprising 27-7 defeat Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
“Yeah, I saw where my man Andrew [Luck, Colts quarterback] helped us out today," said Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin. “I’m very excited about that. It’s good for us.”
Baldwin played with Luck at Stanford, but the Seahawks will face Luck and the Colts in two weeks at Indianapolis.
“It’s a big day for us with the other teams struggling,” said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. “I’m glad we could take advantage of the opportunity.”
The players didn't want to make too big a deal out of their 2-game lead.
“It’s good for us, but we have a lot of games to play,” said quarterback Russell Wilson. “The biggest thing for us is to focus on playing our best football every game. We have to focus on a championship mentality no matter what.”
Even cornerback Richard Sherman wouldn’t take the bait to rip on the 49ers.
“It’s early and anything can happen,” Sherman said. “It’s always about what you do in November and December that counts.”