And yet, my concern is that Breida has another really big game and keeps the pressure off Mullens. If the Seahawks make a few key errors to keep it close, there could be trouble. San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould has been phenomenal this year, as he’s only missed a single field goal, a 45 yarder in a 10 point loss. We don’t need to be in a position where this guy can win the game for them. On the bright side, we don’t have to worry about Reuben Foster.
Seattle can definitely run the ball well enough to keep the ball away from Breida. Chris Carson and his stablemates don’t have to run wild, but they should be able to help the Seahawks play solid ball control. (That’s stablemates as in a wrestling stable, not as in horses). Russell Wilson should be able to pick the porous Niners secondary apart. Did I mention the Niners have given up 23 touchdown passes and only have two interceptions? I really like his chances Sunday.
I’m still concerned about Breida. I’m still concerned that this is a classic trap game if there ever was one. But as our esteemed colleague Peter Panacy of Niner Noise said in his talk with our own Lee Vowell, Mullens will be anything but comfortable at CenturyLink Field. And Russell Wilson is a master at creating big plays out of broken plays, which the 49ers aren’t particularly good at reacting to. If Seattle plays as they should, this is an easy win by at least two touchdowns. That’s a big “if”. I’m worried, but I still see a Seahawks win.