Seahawks vs 49ers; early Vegas line, forecast and history


When they NFL schedule-makers-that-be locked down a Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49er matchup and scheduled it for this Thursday night, I’m quite sure they expected there to be significant playoff and rivalry implications on the line.

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And so, of course, did all of us.

Instead, we’ve got two teams desperate to salvage a season in jeopardy of spiraling quickly into insignificance. Which could just make it all the more compelling if you’re willing to look past the combined 4-8. With that in mind, let’s our early weekly look at this week’s matchup.


The Seahawks opened as 4 points favorite but attracted enough early money to push the consensus line to Seahawks -6. This goes to show you how little the oddsmakers think of the 49ers, despite how poorly Seattle has been playing, especially since San Francisco is playing at home and coming off a win.


Look for partly cloudy skies with no chance of participation. Temperatures will top out at 81 degrees during the day but drop into the 50’s by the time the game ends. As usual when playing the 49ers on the road, weather conditions should not be a factor. The field itself may be a different story. The grass surface at Levi Stadium has been a joke since it opened, and even with a looming Super Bowl just months away it doesn’t seem to be much better.


The Seahawks lead the all-time series 18 wins to 15. San Francisco won four straight from 2010-2012, but Seattle has taken five of six since then. Their win on Thanksgiving in Santa Clara last year was the first time they had beaten the 49ers on the road since 2008.


That was even weird to type, but it’s true. With identical 2-4 records, Seattle and San Francisco are tied for last place in the NFC West. But for all the gloom and doom talk around here today, the Arizona Cardinals have left the division door open, dropping to 4-2 with their loss in Pittsburgh yesterday. A win over the 49ers this week would still allow the Seahawks to stay within 2 games of the division lead, with a Sunday Night Football matchup in Seattle against Arizona looming on November 15th.

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