Home field disadvantage?
The crowd noise at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is legendary. However, no one said anything about fake ref whistles.
On its very first drive of the game, Seattle was forced to punt near midfield. Several members of the Seahawks punt team heard what they thought was a ref’s whistle to stop play and got up to look around. On the other side of the line, the rival 49ers kept their hands to the turf and their eyes on the ball – which was snapped with several Seattle players still looking around and expecting the refs to stop the whole thing.
This might be the easiest punt block the Niners have ever had.
[H/T: SB Nation]