SEATTLE (AP) — Jim Harbaugh's postgame mood was as dark as the storm that delayed San Francisco's game at Seattle.
Harbaugh had reason to be sullen: the defending NFC champions fell 29-3 to the Seahawks on Sunday night in a sloppy performance the intense coach said "wasn't our finest hour."
"It wasn't good football," he said, his answers clipped following the game, which was delayed 60 minutes in the first quarter when a lightning storm moved through.
Seattle flustered Colin Kaepernick into his worst passing game as a starter. He completed just 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards with three interceptions.
"We're not going to win games if I play like that," Kaepernick said.
Marshawn Lynch ran for two touchdowns and caught another for the Seahawks, who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Lynch finished with 135 total yards, including 98 yards rushing. His TD run on the first drive of the second half gave the Seahawks a 12-0 lead. His scoring reception pushed the advantage to 19-3 early in the fourth quarter.
"I think they were a little frustrated," Lynch said of the Niners. "They expected a different outcome to the game."
His performance helped to mask the struggles of Russell Wilson, who completed just two of 10 passes in the first half before finishing 8-of-19 for 142 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
Kaepernick was intercepted in the end zone in the first quarter when Earl Thomas hauled in a deflected pass intended for Vernon Davis. That proved to be the only time the 49ers threatened to score a touchdown.
Kam Chancellor intercepted Kaepernick again midway through the fourth quarter, returning the pick to the San Francisco 2 and leading to Lynch's third TD.
Then there was Sherman, Seattle's ultra-confident All-Pro, who intercepted Kaepernick's deep sideline pass for Davis with about 13 minutes remaining. He celebrated his first interception of the season by dancing with the Seahawks cheer squad. Steven Hauschka kicked a 37-yard field goal, and the Seahawks' lead was 22-3 with 11:31 left.