It may be Week 15, but the San Francisco 49ers are already facing do-or-die time in Seattle against the Seahawks today. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has had his fair share of misfires this season, putting the 7-6 49ers one loss away from missing the playoffs entirely. The 9-4 Seahawks, meanwhile, have become one of the NFL’s hottest teams. Today’s 49ers / Seahawks game is on TV or you can watch 49ers vs Seahawks game live online free streaming as well.
Kickoff for today’s Week 15 49ers vs Seahawks game live online and on TV is 4:25 Eastern / 1:25 Pacific. It’s a home game for the Seahawks, as the 49ers game is being played in CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks are 7.5-point favorites at home, and it’s no wonder why.
The Seattle Seahawks’ season began as a mixed bag. Several pundits actually questioned whether QB Russell Wilson would fail to lead the Super Bowl champions to the playoffs. Since that rough patch the Seahawks have begun peaking at just the right time. As as we watch the 49ers vs Seahawks game live online free or on TV, we’ll see a team entering one of its toughest stretches of the season.
When the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks last met on Thanksgiving, both teams had a 7-4 record. Since then the 49ers haven’t won, while the Seahawks have grown shown increasing dominance, especially on defense. Last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles the Seahawks weren’t given much of a chance. After they won 24-14 with a tough effort by the secondary, those defensive concerns have vanished.
Last year against 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, the need for a strong Seattle secondary wouldn’t have been as dire. Kaepernick had been a significant dual-threat QB, but this season he’s been asked to run passing plays from of the pocket rather than run a play out of it. The 49ers are struggling because of that, and it’s not likely to change as we watch the Seahawks game live today against the 49ers. Over his career, Kaepernick has gone 0-3 in CenturyLink Field, passing for two TDs against a whopping six interceptions to go with an abysmally low 34.9 QBR.
If there’s been rushing in those games, it’s largely come from Niners RB Frank Gore, but he’s not expected to be much of a factor today. Instead, any big ground gains will come from Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. Lynch has been in the news a lot lately with speculation that he won’t be returning to Seattle next season. No matter. Beast Mode is doing his business, racking up 1,042 yards for the season, including 86 last week against the Eagles. Though the Niners allow just 97.2 rushing yards per game, Lynch is known for running wild at home. Look for a big game for him today.
That’s not good news for the 49ers. If the 49ers lose today’s Seahawks game, their playoff aspirations will be all but crushed. A loss would also fuel the fire about coach Jim Harbaugh possibly leaving his post at the end of the season, perhaps bolting for the 49ers’ Bay Area rival Oakland Raiders.
Seattle, meanwhile, will look to shore-up its record as it enters a brutal stretch of three games that include a road game against the Arizona Cardinals next week and a season-ending game at home against the Rams on Dec. 28.
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