The Seattle Seahawks are 3-8 and play the 6-5 San Francisco 49ers in Week 13. Seattle might look completely different in 2022. Even with a win on Sunday, Seattle likely won’t make the playoffs. San Francisco still has a good chance.
Seattle currently is really just playing for pride and to show who should be a part of the team next year and into the future. Will this still be a Pete Carroll team? Will Russell Wilson still be the quarterback?
Here are five things that will happen when the Seahawks play the 49ers in Week 13 in a game more important in 2021 for San Francisco but more important to Seattle for the future.
Seattle Seahawks: Five bolds predictions vs. 49ers in Week 13
Adrian Peterson runs 9 times for 26 yards but scores a touchdown
San Francisco’s defense hasn’t been as great in 2021 as it has been in previous seasons. The 49ers are 19th in the NFL giving up 4.3 yards a rush. But Seattle’s offensive line is not good and any yards a running back gets they have to earn. Adrian Peterson will be activated for Week 13 and will get his turn and carry the ball for Seattle.
But Peterson isn’t the player he used to be. While he has strength, he doesn’t have the same explosiveness. Unfortunately, behind a bad Seattle offensive line (especially with guard Damien Lewis likely out again), a back needs explosiveness. Peterson will run into a wall all day except for the early first quarter touchdown he scores.