The Seattle Seahawks look to pull off an upset win over the rival San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round. Here is how you can watch the game.
The NFL playoffs officially begin on Saturday, Jan. 14 for the Wild Card round. This year will be a bit different, as the opening-round playoff games will be aired across three-days, including Monday. The very first game of the playoffs will feature two NFC West rivals.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 2 seed San Francisco 49ers host the No. 7 Seattle Seahawks.
The 49ers had a perfect end to the season, as they won their final 10 games after starting off the year 3-4. They have a dynamic offense featuring running back Christian McCaffrey, tight end George Kittle and wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuik, and statistically the best defense in all of football. They are starting rookie Brock Purdy for the game, who is 5-0 in starts since Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot.
As for the Seahawks, they silenced their critics entering the season. They were ridiculed for going with Geno Smith at quarterback, and he went on to have the best season of his career, even being named to the Pro Bowl. He will now start his first playoff game. While he does have D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to throw to, he will have to face San Francisco’s tough defense. Not to mention, Seattle’s defense has struggled against the run (150.2 yards per game, third-most in NFL), so it will be interesting to see if they can contain McCaffrey.
Now, here’s all of the information you need about the game, including streaming options and the injury report for both teams.
How to watch Seahawks vs. 49ers on Wild Card Weekend
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
- Start Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Levi’s Stadium — Santa Clara, Calif.
- TV Info: FOX
- Stream: fuboTV
Seattle vs. San Francisco will be televised on FOX. fuboTV is a streaming option that will air the game, where you can receive a free trial when you sign up.
Seahawks injury report: Inactives for Wild Card Weekend
The following players will not be active for the Seahawks for the team’s pivotal playoff game:
- WR Penny Hart
- CB Artie Burns
- CB Xavier Crawford
- LB Joshua Onujiogu
- LB Vi Jones
- G Phil Haynes
- RB Tony Jones Jr.
The Seahawks will be without backup right guard, who was listed as questionable throughout the week due to an ankle injury.
49ers injury report: Inactives for Wild Card Weekend
The following players won’t be active for the 49ers in the opening round of the playoffs:
- QB Jimmy Garoppolo
- RB Tyrion Davis-Price
- OL Nick Zakelj
- TE Ross Dwelly
- RB Tevin Coleman
- DL Drake Jackson
- CB Ambry Thomas
The big name on San Francisco’s inactive list is Garoppolo. Purdy will get the start, while Josh Johnson will back him up.
Seahawks vs. 49ers live stream reddit for Wild Card Weekend
If none of the above viewing options don’t work for you, there is the option to Google “sportsurge” or “NFL live stream reddit.” We warn you to use your own discretion, as there is the possibility you could experience buffering issues and shutdown.