3: CAN THE 49ERS SCORE ON THE SEAHAWKS DEFENSE ANYWAY?
Questions #1 and #2 could be rendered moot points if the Seattle defense continues playing as they have the first two weeks. They’re stopping the run, putting pressure on the quarterback, and seemingly making a play in the secondary on every ball that’s thrown.
The Hawks are first in the league in yards and points allowed through this week, after leading the NFL in scoring defense for three straight years. This unit seems as good as ever. With Blaine Gabbert running Chip Kelly’s offense, and the 49ers still without any significant threats at receiver, it appears doubtful that the San Francisco offense will be able to put that many points on the board in front of the home crowd.
Then again, the Rams only had to score 9 last week to win, making the first two burning questions this week the most paramount.