Seahawks at 49ers: Game preview, odds, prediction

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Russell Wilson
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Russell Wilson /

In one of the more lopsided games of the Week 17 slate, the Seattle Seahawks will head to San Francisco to take on the hapless 49ers.

The Week 17 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks should be a laugher, as the Seahawks really are the only ones with something to play for. In fact, with a loss, the 49ers may be able to lock up the No.1 overall selection in next April’s draft, if the Cleveland Browns can win their second consecutive game. The 49ers have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, and the end of the season cannot come fast enough.

For Seattle, they have the opportunity to secure a first round bye in the NFC playoffs on Sunday. If they can beat the 49ers, which they should do easily, and the Atlanta Falcons either lose or tie, the Seahawks would lock up the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Atlanta has to host a very hot New Orleans Saints team on Sunday, so the door is wide open for the Seahawks to sneak into the second spot in the pecking order.

This rivalry has not been much of a rivalry as of late, as the Seahawks have won the last six meetings between the teams. Coming into the game as huge favorites, the Seahawks just have to play their game and they should be able to cruise to an easy victory in this one. San Francisco has won their last nine regular season finales at home, so maybe they will be able to find some of that magic against a far superior team on Sunday.


Line: Seattle (-9.5)

Over/Under: 43.0

In their last matchup, the Seahawks destroyed the 49ers at home, as Christine Michael scored two touchdowns in their 37-18 victory. While Michael is no longer on the team, the Seahawks should still win by at least two touchdowns in this one, as 49ers head coach Chip Kelly continues to see his record as an NFL coach go in the toilet. His time in San Francisco may be coming to a close, as the organization is much worse than they were when he took over as coach.

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San Francisco will be without their best weapon on Sunday, as Carlos Hyde was recently played on injured reserve. The star running back has an MCL injury, and without him in the lineup, this one could get very ugly early. Expect a big day from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, who will be going up against one of the worst secondaries in football. Seattle will win their seventh straight against the 49ers, and if they can lock up the No. 2 seed, some poor team is going to have to try to win a playoff game against the 12th Man.

Prediction: Seahawks 31 49ers 14