Here are three things that will happen when the Seahawks play the 49ers in week 17.
What a difference a season makes. Sure, both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers were headed to the playoffs in 2019 but Seattle was struggling to remain healthy at the end of the year and the 49ers were on their way to the Super Bowl. This year, Seattle is 11-4 and once again heading to the playoffs but the 49ers have been the injured group and are 6-9 and not going to the postseason.
To be fair, I feel a bit sorry for the 49ers. They have been so banged-up this season that there was no real way they were going to overcome that. There might be some fans who have laughed at the 49ers misfortunes but that wouldn’t be fair and how would 12s like it if the Seahawks had suffered the same fate?
Plus, I would always rather beat a team with their best players healthy so there is no excuses for them. The 49ers are a well-coached team and will be a force again next season. But I always cannot count them out in week 17 either. Seattle is a good team but we have already seen how against the New York Giants they cannot take any team for granted.
The Seahawks will have the better roster on Sunday and should win the game just as they beat the 49ers in week 8. But the Arizona Cardinals probably thought the same thing in week 16 when they lost to the 49ers, a loss that could cost the Cardinals a playoff spot.
A loss in week 17 won’t cost Seattle a playoff spot but potentially could cost them a number one seed in the NFC. If Seattle wins and the Packers and Saints both lose, the Seahawks will get the top seed in the playoffs.
Here are three things that will happen when Seattle plays San Francisco on Sunday.