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Seahawks pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney reacts to victory over 49ers

Jadeveon Clowney, Titans

This is exactly why Jadeveon Clowney had the Seattle Seahawks on his short list of preferred trade destinations.

On Monday night, the Seahawks came away with their most pivotal win of the season, handing the San Francisco 49ers their first loss in a 27-24 overtime victory and moving to within a half-game of the 49ers for first place in the NFC West in the process.

Afterward, Clowney was ecstatic about the triumph and was especially proud of the performance Seattle’s defensive line put forth.

“If you ain’t competing, you should retire,” Clowney said, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune.

Clowney added that it was the “craziest game” of his career and that the Seahawks are “never out of a game,” per Bell.

Seattle fell behind 10-0 after the first quarter, but it then proceeded to reel off 21 unanswered points to take a 21-10 lead into the final period. The 49ers made a rally of their own to tie things up, but the Seahawks prevailed in the extra session.

It marked the third straight win for Seattle, which improved to 8-2 on the season overall.

Clowney was originally supposed to begin the 2019 campaign with the Houston Texans, but a contract dispute resulted in the pass rusher asking for a trade.

The 26-year-old had a short list of destinations he preferred, and the Seahawks were one of them.

Clowney logged five tackles and a sack during the win over the 49ers, and on the season overall, he has totaled 25 tackles, three sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown.