The Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers in a NFC West battle. The winner will take sole possession of first place in the division.
Seattle at San Francisco(-8) 8:20PM – Both teams come off huge games with different results. The Seahawks defeated the Patriots last week at home with a late TD pass from Russell Wilson to Sidney Rice to shock New England 24-23. The San Francisco 49ers faced the New York Giants in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game won by the Giants. The rematch did not live up to the hype as the Giants dominated the 49ers, and won going away 26-3. Alex Smith threw three interceptions and was not effective the entire game.
It’s hard to imagine the 49ers losing two in a row at home. While the Seahawks enjoy a 4-2 record, they tend to struggle on the road evidenced by their 1-2 record away from home.
The home team is 4-1 this year on Thursday Night games. The only road team to come away with a win was the Giants when they defeated the Panthers in Carolina.
This is a tough spot for Seattle. They had an emotional win against the Patriots, and used every ounce to pull it out. While getting up for the 49ers should be no issue, you have to wonder what they have left in the tank four days removed from that thrilling win. The 49ers were embarrassed at home. Harbaugh was embarrassed. San Francisco still leads the NFL in total defense, while the Seahawks are 4th.
San Francisco has won three in a row over Seattle which included a 33-17 win at home last year. Have to figure Alex Smith and the 49ers bounce back from that drubbing last week. Seahawks just a little over matched here against the 49ers.
San Francisco 24 Seattle 10