With Wilson’s success against the Niners, the Seahawks playing for pride, and the Niners being a division rival, the Seahawks still have a chance to win this game, including how banged-up the 49ers are entering Sunday’s game.
Here are three reasons 12s should have hope that the Seahawks beat the 49ers in Week 13 of 2021.
Three hopes for Seattle Seahawks in Week 13
1. Russell Wilson has owned the 49ers
Wilson has looked a shell of his usually excellent self at the quarterback position these last few weeks, but if there was a game for him to get right it would be this one. The Niners have really struggled at being able to stop Wilson since his rookie season back in 2012.
He is (15-4) in his career against them and has thrown 34 touchdowns to just 9 interceptions as well. Wilson led the Seahawks to their come-from-behind victory over San Francisco in week four and will look to do the same against them on Sunday.
2. Seahawks playing for pride
Seattle does not have much to play for the rest of the season is almost mathematically eliminated from postseason contention with last week’s loss to Washington. However, the Seahawks have lots of close losses this season, with a team of players competing for roster spots next year. They have nothing to lose in this game which makes them a team who can play spoiler for those trying to make the playoffs.
With San Francisco in a tight race for the postseason, Seattle is in a prime position to pull an upset against a team needing every win they can get to make the playoffs.
3. Familiar foe makes this game more competitive
Division rivals are difficult to fend off because everyone knows the other teams’ best players and favorite play calls. The Seahawks have had hard times in the past with an inferior Niners squad with playoff contention on the line.
Remember the Seahawks/Niners week 15 matchup back in 2018, the Seahawks were (8-5) and the Niners were (3-10), and the Niners won in OT 26-23 in San Francisco. Fast forward to 2021 and the records are quite similar in week 13 of this season with Seattle at (3-8) and the Niners at (6-5).
Seattle is 3.5-point home underdogs in this one, but they have history and this year’s success against the Niners on their side. Hopefully, they can find a way to end their three-game skid with a win over rival San Francisco.