Seattle Takes On San Francisco In this Week’s Matchup

by Kevin Nesgoda

After last week’s loss, Seattle has the opportunity to bounce back in a huge divisional matchup against the 49ers. Russell Wilson and the offense will have play against one of the more formidable defenses they have seen all year. The 49ers are dealing with some injuries; however, they are still ranked as the 8th best defense in the league. The 49ers have accumulated 12 sacks on the season, eight interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

The Seahawks offense has been lights out so far this season, and other than last week’s game, they have been able to limit turnovers so far this season. A mistake-free offense will be huge against a 49ers team who has been able to create turnovers all season long. Wilson has only thrown four picks on the year, and the running backs have been able to hold on to the ball and only loose one fumble so far. San Francisco’s defensive unit is going to have to handle the strong receiving core in Seattle. D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and David Moore will have to expose the weakened secondary in San Francisco and make big plays as they have done thus far.

The spread for this weekend has been jumping all week and it very well could move again before Sunday, so for anyone thinking the Hawks are going to cover it, you better see what ATS options are available. Sportsbettingdime.com lists off some regulated betting apps that, from what I can tell, has Seattle at anywhere between 2 and 3.5-point favorites over the Niners this weekend.

The area of concern for Seattle in this game is on the defensive side of the ball. I am a fan of breaking records; however, Seattle is on their way to breaking one that isn’t worth holding. Seattle is on pace for giving up 7,539 yards on the year, and after last week’s game against Arizona, they are currently at 2875 yards allowed on the season. Seattle needs some pass-rushing help, but Jamal Adams should be back this week for the Hawks. He was, however, held out of practice on Friday.

Also, Seattle was able to make a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals before the trade deadline. DE Carlos Dunlap has come over from Cincinnati, adding a veteran to a diminished pass-rushing unit. Seattle sent the Bengal’s a 7th round pick and backup center B.J. Finney. Dunlap has recorded 46 sacks between 2015-2019.

Because of the trade’s timing, though, Dunlap will not be available for this week’s game against the 49ers, so the current DL will be tasked to stop Garoppolo and the 49ers offense.

Check-in with Cascadia Sports Network on Twitter @CascadiaSN on Sunday to get live updates on this weekend’s game. The game will take place at Century Link Field at 1:25 pm P.T.

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