49ersHub Picks: Who Do We Think Will Win Against Seattle?
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Week 14 is finally here! Last week saw some crazy games happening around the league, and even the Thursday game got pretty crazy! This week the 49ers have a tough challenge with the Seattle Seahawks! How do we think the game will go? Read on and find out!
Wait, we won a game? We won a game! And it didn't cost us Nick Bosa quite yet! I don't see a repeat of last week's performance again this season, and that prediction starts this week with Seattle. If Seattle wins, they clinch a playoff spot. I think Seattle leaves Santa Clara with a wildcard berth.
PREDICTION: Seattle 31, San Francisco 17
These guys again? The Seattle Seahawks leave the friendly confines of Century Link Field to travel south to Levi’s Stadium to take on the 49ers this Sunday. Seattle sits at 8-5 and are in position to claim the first Wildcard spot of the season ended today. A loss to the Niners won’t necessarily disqualify them from the playoffs, but it wouldn’t help either. In their first meeting in Seattle Robert Saleh’s defense was completely outmatched by Seattle’s offense. The 49ers had success against Denver this past Sunday playing a Cover-1 defense in primarily a man coverage, will Saleh apply these lessons this Sunday while trying to slow down? But do we want him too? The Niners are currently in the pole position heading into the 2019 draft. Either way, Seattle will be too much for the 49ers and they’ll fall at home to extend their losing streak to the Seahawks. Puke
PREDICTION: Seahawks 31 49ers 18
Safa Shoostry, "The Armchair Quarterback" (@RealArmchairQB) (0-0)
The Seahawks enter Levi’s Stadium with a sense of extreme hubris. Having defeated the 49ers the last time around and being on a hot streak. But the 49ers now know they are no longer vying for a playoff spot this season, they are a playoff SPOLIER!! With 5:00 left to go and down by 7 Mullens drives down the team down the field. Hitting Kittle for a 30 yard TD on a post route. Now tied 27-27 the Niners manage to spot Russell Wilson and the Seahawk’s offense just before the 2 minute warning. A quick screen pass to Pettis and a few broken tackles puts the team in field goal range. Gould hits a fitting 49 yard walk-off field goal as time expires for the win.
PREDICTION: SF 30 SEA 27
"First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them. If any one unwarily draws in too close and hears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for they sit in a green field and warble him to death with the sweetness of their song." - The Odyssey. Homer. Book XII.
The 49ers stole a game from Denver last week by playing a stellar first half and hardly showing up in the second. But, the team was able to hold on late in the game and notch the third victory of the season.
That sweet siren song of a relevant, competitive team is still ringing in our ears.
The Seahawks performed a dark magic ritual in Week 8 to squeak past the Packers, and subsequently, have won four straight games. Please note that fans: Seattle does not rely on talent, but the voodoo witchcraft of Elseworlds to win games.
On the last drive, cornerback Richard Sherman will pick off Russell Wilson, but the officials will throw a flag and call a ridiculous penalty to nullify the game-sealing turnover. Wilson then throws a lunch recess touchdown pass to win the game.
We'll get 'em next year.
PREDICTION: Seattle: 27 49ers: 20
Max Carlson (@MrFrizzleFry) (8-3-2)
I’m getting sick of picking Seattle to win, but I can’t in good conscience pick the Niners this week with a straight face.
I’m looking forward to watching the continued development of some of the young pieces on both sides of the ball, but without Jimmy, this team is simply not equipped to beat the surging Seahawks.
PREDICTION: Seahawks 24, 49ers 13
This week the 49ers host division rival Seattle. Just 2 weeks ago the 49ers went to Seattle and lost handly, but the game served as a coming out party for Dante Pettis. I fully expect the Seahawks to devote more attention to Pettis this time around giving someone else the chance to step up. The 49ers will keep this one close, but ultimately fall short.
PREDICTION: Seattle 24 San Francisco 20
The football gods don’t like the 49ers. And as such, every time they are in line for the first overall pick and a “generational” talent, they win games down the stretch. This year won’t be any different. Looking to play spoilers to the rival Seahawks, the 49ers build on the momentum of last week. The running game gashes the porous Seattle defense and Kittle has himself another day. D.J. Jones being inserted into nose guard helps to stifle the Seahawks first ranked run game and Richard Sherman finally logs his first interception in red and gold.
PREDICTION: 49ers 23, Seahawks 20
I'm not expecting a win against the bloody Seachickens. But I wasn't expecting a win last week against the Broncos either. Here is what I want though from the Red and Gold, show up for God's sake. Two weeks ago was an embarrassing loss and the 49ers seemed to go backwards. If they win it will be great, especially against Seattle, but don't get embarrassed at home, by that team.
PREDICTION: Seachickens win 24-21
The biggest factor in Sunday’s second matchup of the season between the Seahawks and 49ers is this: Seattle gets a playoff berth with the win. Nothing else matters. Next week Seattle hosts the Chiefs. But, right now, this is a big opportunity for them and they won’t stop until they clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs. They will use Week 13’s 43-16 defeat over the Niners to help prepare them. They’ll try hard to contain Kittle and Mullens. They’ll unleash their formidable running game to work their way down the field. They’ll try to dominate the clock and force the young Niners to make mistakes like they did last time. It’ll be closer than it was on December 2. It’ll be rainy and windy. But the outcome will be the same - especially if Doug Baldwin plays.
PREDICTION: Seattle 31, 49ers 20
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