Seahawks' defense too much for 49ers

The Seattle Seahawks are back to their old ways -- winning with defense.

For the second straight game, the Seahawks did not surrender a touchdown. They’re the first team to do that this season and it’s the first time the Seahawks haven’t allowed a touchdown in consecutive games since 2005.

It’s no surprise that the Seahawks' defense was led by Richard Sherman, who had multiple interceptions for the fourth time in his career. Sherman now has 23 career interceptions, eight more than any other player since entering the league in 2011.

The Seahawks are now 3-0 against the 49ers when Sherman has an interception and 0-4 against them when he doesn’t have an interception.

The Seahawks' defense held Colin Kaepernick to a season-low 121 passing yards. For just the second time in his career -- both against the Seahawks -- Kaepernick had multiple interceptions with no passing touchdowns.

Kaepernick snapped a streak of 18 straight games with a passing touchdown, which was tied with Steve Young for the longest streak in 49ers history.

The 49ers' loss snaps a five-game home win streak against the Seahawks, but Kaepernick and the 49ers have struggled against the Seahawks.

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The three points for the 49ers are their fewest in a game since Week 2 of last season, when they lost 29-3 in Seattle.

The 49ers have scored fewer than 20 points in all five of their games against the Seahawks (including playoffs) with Kaepernick as their starting quarterback. They have just four total touchdowns in those five games. Kaepernick has three passing touchdowns and nine interceptions in those games.

Kaepernick was 4-of-15 passing deeper than five yards downfield in Thursday’s game for 37 yards and two interceptions. His eight off-target throws at that distance are tied for the most in a game in his career.