San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Dec 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm
Opening Line: Pick em with a total of 47
Projected weather: 44 degrees, mostly cloudy, with wind out of the NE at 5 mph
- San Francisco (12-3 SU, 8-6-1 ATS) can clinch the number one seed in the NFC playoffs and a first round bye with a victory over Seattle. They would drop to the 5 seed and would have to play a road game in the first round with a loss.
- 49er QB Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for 27 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. With another 307 yards passing he would go over 4,000 yards for the season. TE George Kittle has had 32 carches for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns in the last five games. Kittle is fourth in the NFL among tight ends with 78 catches this season and with 33 more yards he will go over 1,000 yards receiving for his second consecutive season. The banged up 49ers offensive line allowed six sacks last week.
- San Francisco’s defense has given up 26.5 points per game over their last eight games after allowing only 11 points per game in their first 7 games. DE Dee Ford is aout with a hamstring injury but rookie DE Nick Bosa has nine sacks and 16 tackles for loss.
- Seattle (11-4 SU, 7-7-1 ATS) will clinch a division title and a first round bye with a victory but with a loss would have to go on the road to play the NFC East division winner.
- With RB Chris Carson out with a hip injury and backup Rashaad Penny out with a knee injury Travis Homer is expected to be the starter. Seattle made a bold move this week to bolster their running game by signing former Seahawk star Marshawn Lynch. Seattle’s offensive line has been porous also allowing 25 scaks in the last six games and 5 last week against Arizona.
- DE Jadeveon Clowney has been battling an ongoing core injury but says he will play against San Francisco. In the first game against the Niners he was his usual disruptive self with five tackles, a sack and a fumble return for a touchdown.