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Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister came up just short of the goal line on Seattle’s final offensive play of the night against the San Francisco 49ers, but no one knew exactly what was going on in the immediate aftermath.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signaled touchdown, while 49ers safety Jimmie Ward grabbed the ball and ran 100 yards down the field, thinking it may have been a fumble.
49ers defensive end Nick Bosa thought Seattle scored.
“I mean, I thought we lost,” Bosa told ESPN after the game. “I honestly thought we lost. I thought the bye week was out the door. But I mean, this whole season has been like that. We’re built for this, and we’re gonna keep it going in the playoffs.”
After discussion, Hollister was ruled short of the goal line and down by contact, and replay confirmed the tight end was indeed barely short.
Bosa did not have a sack in the game but was highly active and forced Wilson out of the pocket on multiple occasions. The 49ers’ defensive line had just one sack that came courtesy of DeForest Buckner, but mostly did its job in applying pressure to Wilson.
The San Francisco defense allowed three straight touchdown drives in the second half and very nearly would have allowed a fourth had Hollister not been an inch short.
Eric Ting is an associate digital reporter for SFGATE. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @_ericting
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