San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-10)
Ten points in a division game against a mathematically alive team who has yet to lose three consecutive games under its current head coach? There is only so much flirting before action is taken. The 49ers have played this game too long.
Remember how the Seahawks looked when they opened the season against the Packers. The wild, hungry beasts from Seattle feasted on a visiting Green Bay team that has since proved to be one of the best in the league. Somewhere along the way, Seattle lost its footing and took a stumble. Quickly, the Seahawks recovered with a 6-1 stretch of football that has pulled them within one game of the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle has the same look in its eyes as it did on Opening Night.
Now with the second-best scoring defense in football, the Seahawks host a 49ers team fluttering on offense. San Francisco has broken the 30-point barrier only once this season – via a last-second interception return for a touchdown – and has reached the 20’s only once since Week 6.
When they beat the 49ers on Thanksgiving night, the Seahawks proved they were getting hot at the right time. When they sweep the season series against the 49ers on Sunday, they will be reminding everyone how dangerous it is to visit Seattle.
The Seahawks win by twenty and cover.