San Francisco 49ers backup running back Trenton Cannon was taken off the field in an ambulance after a scary collision on the opening kickoff in a 30-23 loss at Seattle on Sunday. Cannon was attempting to make a tackle on DeeJay Dallas when his head hit the leg of a teammate. San Francisco’s training staff immediately ran onto the field and stabilized Cannon’s neck.
San Francisco squandered a chance to give themselves a little breathing room, and now find themselves with just a half-game lead over the Philadelphia Eagles, clinging to the seventh and final playoff spot. The 49ers did not need a perfect game Sunday to beat the Seattle Seahawks. But they had way too many mistakes in all phases — especially special teams and offense — to escape Seattle with victory.
They should’ve been left in primetime after all. You can hardly blame the NFL for flexing the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers out of the Sunday night slot. The Seahawks had three wins heading into Week 13 and ranked 31st in total offense and 32nd in total defense (though the latter has been improving over the past couple weeks).