It’s finally here. Tonight the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks in a showdown of “next generation” quarterbacks. Sunday Night Football fans have been talking about Colin Kaepernick vs. Russell Wilson for months now, and tonight we’ll finally get to see the 49ers’ and Seahawks’ dual-threat QBs duke it out on the gridiron. Last week’s Monday Night Football had some captivating offensive stories, but this week’s it’s all about Sunday, and there’s no doubt you’ll want to watch Sunday Night Football live streaming online free. This budding NFC West rivalry has “must see game” written all over it.
Tonight’s game is slated for an 8:30 Eastern / 5:30 Pacific kickoff, and nearly every NFL fan near a TV or online will be tuning in. Historically, Seattle has the edge in total points scored, but just barely (22.8 to 21.0). The Seahawks, who are playing at home in Century Link Field, thus enter tonight’s Sunday Night Football game as three-point favorites over the 49ers. Though if Colin Kaepernick plays like he did in Week One against the Green Bay Packers, the Seahawks may need every decibel in that 12th-man home field advantage.
The pent-up demand to watch tonight’s Sunday Night Football live streaming online game between the 49ers and Seahawks is beyond ridiculous. Both teams enter the game 1-0, so someone’s going into Monday with a 2-0 record. And while 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick led San Francisco to the Super Bowl last season, the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson came out of nowhere to prove he belongs in the conversation with other mobile quarterbacks like Robert Griffin III (RG3) and Michael Vick. To have Kaepernick and Wilson face off so early this season has fantasy football players frothing at the mouth.
Last week against Green Bay, Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 34-28 victory while putting up some audacious numbers. Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns, with 13 completions to Anquan Boldin alone. Yes, that Anquan Boldin, whom the 49ers signed during the offseason from their Super Bowl foe Baltimore Ravens. Kaepernick is arguably more dangerous than last year, when he was seen more as a running threat, largely because of the addition of Boldin to bolster his passing game.
The Seahawks tried to give Wilson some additional receiving heft this summer as well, although things haven’t gone quite as planned. Whereas San Francisco has the second-ranked offense and third-ranked passing game, the Seahawks have struggled with losing wide receiver Percy Harvin to a hip injury that required surgery. Wilson got his team a close win on the road last week against the Carolina Panthers, throwing for 320 yards including a 43-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse to seal the Seahawks’ 12-7 victory. But the Seahawks only managed to deliver the 13th-ranked offense and 11th-ranked passing game, which might make some wonder why they’re favored at all.
There’s also a rather entertaining reason to watch Sunday Night Football live streaming online tonight: the “eyebrow bet.” In an ad for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 25, the two quarterbacks appeared together and made a bet that the loser of tonight’s Sunday Night Football game would have to shave his eyebrows. Speaking to a Seattle sports-radio show, Seahawks quarterback Wilson said the promotion was “not real serious” and that the QBs would “probably do something digitally” rather than actually shave an eyebrow. But that hasn’t kept football fans from seeing how the two young stars perform in the head-to-head matchup.
It’s interesting to see how the NFL scheduled games this season. Last week on Monday Night Football, we had the battle between RG3 and Michael Vick, two dual-threat quarterbacks with a rabid following. This week as you watch Sunday Night Football live streaming online, you’ll see Kaepernick and Wilson going head-to-head in a matchup of dual-threat quarterbacks. Once the 49ers vs Seahawks is over, what magic rabbit can the NFL possibly pull out of its hat for next week? Heck, this week even had “Manning Bowl 3,” also known as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos vs Eli Manning and the New York Giants.
However you watch Sunday Night Football live streaming online tonight, you’re in for a treat. You can use the links shown in the box above or try watching the game on NBC Sports’ own website, though it appears that NBC is only letting people watch their preview. When we last saw the 49ers vs Seahawks, the Seahawks handily beat the 49ers 42-13. The three-point spread shows indicates that oddsmakers think last week’s performance by both quarterbacks will produce a different result tonight. If you watch Sunday Night Football live streaming online or on TV, you’ll see whether that different result still ends in a Seahawks victory, or whether Kaepernick continues the blistering pace he set for himself in Week One.