Seahawks-49ers game delayed due to lightning

The Sports Xchange
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The Seattle Seahawks' Sunday night game against the San Francisco 49ers was delayed in the first quarter due to lightning.
The contest was scoreless with 3:13 left in the first period when play was halted.
Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel told NBC Sports during the live "Sunday Night Football" broadcast that the rough weather was expected to continue for 20 to 25 more minutes.
Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning for the Seattle area: "Some thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rain amounts over an inch in a short period of time. This could result in localized ponding of water on roadways and may overwhelm drainage systems. In addition ... frequent lightning may accompany storms."
The game's early moments were dominated by defense. The 49ers blocked a punt, but the ensuing drive ended at the Seattle 5-yard line when Earl Thomas intercepted a Colin Kaepernick pass.
San Francisco got the ball back when Eric Reid intercepted a Russell Wilson pass. Wilson misfired on his first six passes.