Seahawks versus 49ers week 8: 3 bold predictions for Seattle
By Lee Vowell
The 49ers beat the Seahawks in a low-scoring game
Yes, I just said that the 49ers will gain tons of yards throwing. They will. But they will gain all those yards tossing the ball around to short routes, picking up first down after first down. San Fran won’t pick up huge plays, one after another. They will use their pass game like they usually use their run game and eat up yards and get points.
Russell Wilson will once again need to be perfect and even if the 49ers defense was at full-strength Wilson and D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will get their points. But Wilson hasn’t been perfect in the last few weeks. He’s put up great numbers, of course, but he’s also made several poor decisions on throws.
The 49ers defense is still also really good even with a bunch of players being out. In the last two weeks, they have given up 30 points combined. One of those games was against the Rams so the stat matters. In the last two weeks, the Seahawks defense has allowed 63 points. Or about their season average for a two-game stretch.
But because Jamal Adams is back and the defense will want to improve over their 2020 awfulness, I think they play better. But the defense still isn’t good enough to beat a quality opponent in an intra-division game with a very good offensive-minded coach. Seattle will lose 24-20.