The 6-4 Seahawks play the 1-9 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Seattle is, of course, struggling with injuries to key players. The 49ers are coming off their first win of the year. Here’s what to look for.
I could list the litany of Seahawks injuries, but why start with sadness. Seattle is still more talented than the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle, though, barely defeated the 49ers in week two when Seattle was much healthier. And except for three games, the 49ers have kept all their losses close. This means that Seattle will probably have a fight on their hands Sunday.
Every game is now a must-win for Seattle. 10 wins may not get the Seahawks into the playoffs and there are not four clear wins left on the schedule. Lose in San Francisco and the Seahawks will not make the postseason.
Seattle will still be without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman. Plus, rookie Shaquill Griffin is also out and dealing with concussion symptoms. This means Byron Maxwell has to play as well as he did last week against the Atlanta Falcons. And Jeremy Lane has to be better.
The 49ers were debating whether to start Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. Instead, San Francisco will once again go with rookie C.J. Beathard. Beathard hasn’t been bad, but he is no Russell Wilson. And Seattle has Wilson. That should be enough to win on Sunday.
Where, when and how to watch the Seahawks and 49ers
When: Sunday, November 26th at 1:05 pm PT
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
How to Watch:
TV: FOX (Q13 in Seattle)
Online replay: NFL Game Pass (with subscription)
Listen: 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO RADIO 97.3 and Westwood One