Can the 49ers Turn Things Around Against the Seahawks

By: Joe Lami

The San Francisco 49ers (2-4) are coming off a short week this week as they take on the Seattle Seahawks also (2-4) on Thursday Night Football. The 49ers are coming off arguably their best game of the season, as they were able to piece together a passing game. Even though last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens came down to the last play, the 49ers are looking to build up steam.

No one would have that at the beginning of this year that both the 49ers and Seahawks would have been 2-4, but they are making this a vital matchup in the NFC West. The winner can pull within striking distance of the Arizona Cardinals. A win would mark a season turn around for either club.

Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick is coming off of a week where he threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns. The 49ers were also able to get the long ball working, as he found Torrey Smith on a deep strike touchdown against the Ravens. Now the Seahawks defense is nowhere close to being as horrendous as the Ravens, and it should be a real test for the 49ers.

Seattle comes into the contest winless on the road while San Francisco is 2-1 at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers will seek revenge on Seattle, since the last time the Seahawks visited Levi’s they embarrassed the Niners on Thanksgiving.

Seattle is coming off of a 27-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers, as the Panthers were able to storm back in the 4th quarter in Seattle, something that hasn’t happened to the Seahawks in recent memory. 

The Seahawks are led by Russell Wilson, who has thrown for 1400+ yards on the season for seven scores and three picks.  Marconi Lynch is expected to be back to nearly 100% as he has been banged up in the past.

The 49ers concern still lies in the secondary as they will continue to determine outcomes of games. If they can stand strong against the Super Bowl Winning QB, the 49ers stand a chance at beating their hated rivals.

Prediction: Seahawks 27 49ers: 14

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