The Seattle Seahawks are 6-4 and fighting for their playoff lives entering a horrifically tough four-game stretch. The San Francisco 49ers are 7-3 and trying to get revenge for a Thanksgiving game that happened in 2014. Seattle won that matchup 19-3 and then post-game Seattle players had Thanksgiving dinner on the 49ers logo at midfield.
The 2023 edition of Seahawks and 49ers Thanksgiving will take place at Lumen Field in Seattle with kickoff scheduled for 5:20 pm PT. It is going to be chilly with kickoff temps in the lower 40s. The wind will be around 10 MPH, but there is little chance of precipitation.
So assuming you are watching the game, what do you need to know? Other than the game is much more of a must-win for Seattle than for San Francisco. And we don't know about injuries yet on such a short week of practice. But here is what we do know.
How to watch and listen to the 49ers and Seahawks on Thanksgiving
Thursday games are normally broadcast by Amazon Prime, of course, but Thanksgiving is a different breed of bird. There are three games on Thursday with the Seahawks and the 49ers being the last of the three. Seattle and San Francisco will be broadcast on NBC and streamed on Peacock. Mike Tirico will do the play-by-play with Chris Collinsworth doing color commentary. Melissa Stark will be the sidelines reporter.
If you are eating Thanksgiving dinner during the game, you can listen while you eat by tuning into Seattle Sports 710 AM and KIRO Newsradio 97.3. Steve Raible will do play-by-play on the Seahawks broadcast with Dave Wyman filling in with color commentary. Jen Mueller will report from the sidelines.
49ers vs. Seahawks betting odds, Thursday Night Football
If you play with your money a bit and want to place a bet on Thursday Night Football, the oddsmakers at FanDuel have the 49ers as 6.5-point favorites. The moneyline for the 49ers is -295 and for Seattle it is +240. The over/under is 42.5.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Who's leading the all-time series between the Seahawks and 49ers?
Seattle got thrashed three times last year by San Francisco, but all is not lost. The next time your 49ers friend brings up 2022 before Thursday's game (why they are bringing it up so much, I have no idea), just remind them that the Seahawks lead the all-time series 31-21, including meeting twice in the playoffs.
One of those games was the classic NFC Championship game in 2014 where Richard Sherman batted the ball near the end of the game and the ball landed in the arms of linebacker Malcolm Smith. People are still talking about the game, of course. Even though at the time. Sherman nicely requested people stop talking about him, specifically.