NFL playoffs: 49ers blow past Seahawks with dominant second half to open wild-card weekend

Nick Bosa (97) and the 49ers defense came up big in the second half against the Seahawks during NFL wild-card weekend. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

The San Francisco 49ers opened NFL wild-card weekend with a 41-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, California.

The 49ers actually trailed 17-16 at halftime, but outscored Seattle 25-6 in the second half. Arguably the biggest play came late in the third quarter when Charles Omenihu strip-sacked the Seahawks' Geno Smith, which erased a promising drive and led to the 49ers pushing the advantage to double-digits the next possession.

Brock Purdy finished 18-of-30 for 332 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in his first playoff start, while Christian McCaffrey had 119 yards rushing, Deebo Samuel had 133 yards receiving and San Francisco held Seattle to 332 total yards.