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SANTA CLARA Laken Tomlinson Jersey , Calif. (AP)Russell Wilson realized as they tirelessly worked out together in the offseason just what a special connection he has with Jimmy Graham. Seattle’s quarterback saw it again during training camp, and now their mutual trust is leading to spectacular and timely successes on the field during a push for the playoffs. They are clicking in a way Pete Carroll can only admire:eight touchdowns over seven games.Article continues below ... Lots of synchronicity. Wilson found Graham for one of his two touchdown throws to give him 150 career TDs passing, and also ran for a short score as the Seahawks overcame a sloppy start to beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-13 on Sunday. ”Jimmy Graham’s playing phenomenal football,” Wilson said. ”He’s one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. I think that he really stands out and he can do some special things. Wilson connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass to Nick Vannett in the third quarter for the second-year tight end’s first career TD and a 1-yarder early in the fourth to Graham, whose 16 TD receptions passed Jerramy Stevens for most by a Seattle tight end. ”The chemistry between he and Russ has reached the level that makes them really on top of their games,” Carroll said. ”We’ll keep going.” Jimmy Garoppolo made his 49ers debut with 1:07 remaining after starting quarterback C.J. Beathard went down with a left leg injury on a hit by Michael Bennett as he threw a pass. Garoppolo – acquired from New England at the trade deadline last month and intended to stay on the shelf a little longer given the lost season – immediately scrambled to gain 4 yards and found Louis Murphy for a 10-yard touchdown as time expired. ”There’s never an easy situation to go into,” Garoppolo said. ”Being the backup, I’ve experienced both ends of it. But you always have to be ready.” Wilson completed 20 of 34 passes for 228 yards and moved past Joe Flacco to become the winningest quarterback in his first six seasons with 63 victories. He got going in the second half on a gray – even Seattle-like – Bay Area day that featured a light rain in the early going and more when the clock wound down. The Seahawks (7-4) won their ninth straight in the series in a streak that began with the NFC title game in January 2014 at Seattle. These are hardly the anticipated matchups they used to be in what had been one of the NFL’s best rivalries. Seattle was 2 of 8 on third-down chances before Wilson found Doug Baldwin for a 23-yard gain midway through the third period. That was followed by Tanner McEvoy’s 24-yard reception. Things didn’t start well for Seattle. Wilson threw an interception on the Seahawks’ first play from scrimmage, then struggling kicker Blair Walsh hooked a 48-yard field-goal try wide left. Ahkello Witherspoon broke up a pass intended for Tyler Lockett in the end zone late as Seattle failed to score in the opening quarter, yet San Francisco (1-10) couldn’t capitalize until getting on the board with Robbie Gould’s 38-yard field goal moments before halftime. Trent Taylor’s 29-yard reception put the Niners in good position. Gould converted a 42-yarder in the third quarter to make it a one-point game. The Seahawks then took control. About a minute into the second quarter, replay confirmed an interception by Bobby Wagner after he hadn’t practiced all week. He ran it into the end zone but got called back after the review. Wilson scurried into the end zone two plays later for the first points of the game. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan stuck with Beathard following the team’s bye week, allowing Garoppolo time to get comfortable in a new system. San Francisco managed just 16 yards of total offense in the opening quarter. Carlos Hyde was held to 9 yards on eight rushes in the first half Terrell Owens Color Rush Jersey , then ended up with 47 yards rushing on 16 carries, including a 14-yard run early in the third. Beathard was 22 of 38 for 201 yards Sunday before the injury. WALSH’S MISSES Before a 34-yard field goal late, Walsh had failed on two straight field goals after missing from 52 yards late in the final seconds in Monday’s 34-31 loss to Atlanta. He also missed three against Washington in another three-point Seahawks defeat Nov. 5. He is 18 for 24 on the year. INJURIES Seahawks tight end Luke Willson was lost in the first half and evaluated for a concussion and will be in the protocol, while linebacker Josh Forrest sprained a foot ”fairly significantly” in the first half according to Carroll. Running back Raheem Mostert was lost to a knee injury for San Francisco, already without right tackle Trent Brown because of a shoulder injury sustained Wednesday. Wideout Marquise Goodwin injured a foot in the third quarter. Veteran 49ers left tackle Joe Staley went down early in the fourth period with what looked like a scary knee injury, but he later returned. UP NEXT Seahawks: Host Philadelphia on Sunday. 49ers: At Chicago on Sunday. — This is a strange alternate reality" NFL What Ifs49ers HistoryWhat if the 49ers had not drafted Jerry Rice?New,37commentsThis is a strange alternate realityPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:What if the 49ers had not drafted Jerry Rice?TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailSometimes, one play, one moment, one decision can change everything — or maybe only a little bit. Either way, it can be fun to imagine the various timelines if one thing had gone differently. SB Nation NFL is looking at those hypotheticals, alternate universes , and made-up scenarios in our second annual “What If?” week. You can follow along with every story here.Jerry Rice. The GOAT. When you thought of the 49ers in the 80s and 90s, you thought of the quarterback play and the Jerry Rice Show. One of the many fascinating things of Jerry Rice’s career is how him coming to San Francisco went down. It was a trade engineered by Bill Walsh with the New England Patriots that almost didn’t happen. As the story goes, the San Francisco 49ers had come off winning their second Super Bowl title in 1984. In the 1985 offseason, they were looking for a new wide receiver. Walsh caught wind of Rice while staying in a hotel, getting the 49ers prepared to play the Houston Oilers. After getting a look at the highlights of Rice with the Mississippi Valley State football team on the news, Walsh was intrigued and started drawing up plays for Rice without having even drafted him. The strategy for the 1985 Draft was not to accumulate players but pool resources into specific players. According to former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, the 49ers had three wide receivers they were eyeing: Al Toon, Eddie Brown, and Rice. A small school player, some well-respected scouts were giving Rice a sixth-round grade. Regardless, Walsh knew all of those above-mentioned receivers, including Rice would be gone by the time the 49ers were on the clock with the 28th pick. The pool of wide receiver choices shrunk with the 10th pick when the New York Jets selected Toon. There was also another problem: there were reports that the Dallas Cowboys were eyeing Rice with the 17th overall pick. With Brown and Rice available George Kittle Jersey , the 49ers engineered a trade with the New England Patriots. The 49ers got the 16th overall and third rounder (75). The Patriots got a haul with the 28th overall selection, a second rounder (56) and a third rounder (84). The 49ers weren’t done. After executing the New England trade, Walsh then tried to negotiate with the Cincinnati Bengals at 13th. The Bengals wanted a third rounder in exchange to move up three spots. The 49ers were allegedly trying to get in there to get Brown, but the Bengals wanted him as well and the trade never materialized. Brown went to the Bengals at 13th, Rice was the only wide receiver left. At 16th, the 49ers selected Rice, and you know what happened after that. Hall of Fame career and the legend of the GOAT is told at dinner tables. So what happens if that trade doesn’t go through? The Patriots or— ugh, even worse—the Cowboys would have gotten the services of Rice. He’d be catching passes from Troy Aikman. 49ers fans would still watch him in the Super Bowl but in Cowboys colors (ewwww). This strange alternate reality would have put Michael Irvin elsewhere (San Diego maybe?). Would the 49ers have won Super Bowl XXIX in this strange alternate reality? Who knows. So what if the 49ers managed the trade with Cincinnati and got Eddie Brown instead? That would send Rice to the Bengals. Brown did win offensive rookie of the year in 1985, but in 1989 he was in Super Bowl XXIII where the 49ers made things nigh-unfair with Jerry Rice and Joe Montana also engineered that epic game-winning drive to seal the deal. Would the 49ers have won that game with Brown instead of Rice? Well, Brown only had 32 receiving yards vs Jerry Rice’s 215. And both teams ran very similar offenses. It’s an alternate reality that’s scary to think about. There were a lot of variables in the 49ers not selecting Rice. Given the outcome to Rice’s career, it worked out for him and the 49ers in the end.

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