seattle seahawks vs san francisco 49ers predictions and preview

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NFL seattle seahawks vs san francisco 49ers predictions and preview


 

 

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The San Fransisco 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks with both teams heading in opposite directions to end the season. The 49ers are 6-5 while going 5-6 ATS while the Seahawks are 3-8 with a 5-6 ATS record and in last place in the NFC West. The 49ers lost to the Seahawks 28-21 in Week 4 but the 49ers have gone 4-3 while the Seahawks have gone 1-6 since the game.

 

49ers offense has stepped up

The 49ers have won four of their last five games and have been led by a resurgent offense that has scored 30 points or more in each of the last three games and is averaging 25.5 points per game. Jimmy Garoppolo is having a strong season under center, completing 66.8 percent of passes for 2342 yards and 13 touchdowns but Deebo Samuel has emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the game with 1006 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns while also finding the endzone five times on the ground. In addition, the run game has been one of the best in the NFL with Elijah Mitchell recording 693 rushing yards and four touchdowns as he runs behind a great offensive line led by left tackle Trent Williams.

 

 

 

The offense has played well but the defense has also stepped up, allowing only 22.5 points per game. Defensive lineman Nick Bosa has been great upfront with 36 tackles, 11 sacks, and 23 QB hits while linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair has 55 tackles in the middle of the field but the secondary has particularly stepped up in the recent games. Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley has 10 passes defended while Josh Norman and Jimmie Ward have combined for seven passes defended and three interceptions.

 

Seahawks offense has fallen apart

The Seahawks are having a tough season and the offense has struggled immensely, scoring only 19.0 points per game. Russell Wilson is only completing 64.9 percent of passes for 1811 yards and 12 touchdowns while outside of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, who have combined for 1463 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, the receiving group has struggled. In addition, the run game is only averaging 92.5 yards per game, and with the pile-up of injuries to the unit, the Seahawks signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson with the hopes of the run game bouncing back.

 

 

 

The offense has struggled but the defense has been one of the best in the NFL, allowing only 20.5 points per game. Defensive linemen Darrell Taylor and Rasheem Green have been great in the trenches with eight sacks and 17 QB hits combined while linebacker Bobby Wagner is eliminating big plays at the second level with 128 tackles but the secondary has stepped up to put the defense over the top. Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs have combined for five interceptions and 10 passes defended and have limited passing lanes for opposing quarterbacks.






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