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Seahawks K Sebastian Janikowski shows horrible effort on tackle attempt

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Alex Butler
Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) made his only field goal attempt against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) made his only field goal attempt against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski displayed horrible effort on a tackle attempt during the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

The un-athletic display came in the first quarter of the Seahawks' 26-23 loss on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Seattle began the game with a nine-play, 59-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a Doug Baldwin touchdown. Janikowski missed the extra point, giving the Seahawks a 6-0 lead.

He launched the ensuing kickoff into the arms of returner Richie James. The 49ers wide receiver caught the ball at the 3-yard-line. He ripped up the right flank, running out of several tackles before finding the open field.

James crossed the 50-yard-line before seeing he only had Janikowski in his way. The kicker ran toward his left, appearing to be going toward the returner, but he overran a tackle instead. The lackluster effort allowed James to cut inside and score a 97-yard touchdown.

Janikowski hit a 48-yard field goal attempt and was 2-for-3 on extra points in the loss. James was a seventh round pick by the 49ers in the 2018 NFL Draft. Sunday's score was the first touchdown of his career.

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