Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tries to inch closer to the NFC West division lead with a win over the San Francisco 49ers this Thanksgiving.
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The Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers on the road in a special Thanksgiving edition of Thursday Night football.
The Seahawks responded nicely to their recent loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by beating the NFC-leading Arizona Cardinals in Seattle in a 19-3 victory. At 7-4, the Seahawks are right in the middle of wildcard contention and only 2 games out of first place in the NFC West title race. The defense has regained its stride with Safety Kam Chancellor taking home Defensive Player of the Week honors, and is leading the league in fewest yards allowed per game. QB Russell Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch lead the offense with their incredible level of consistency.
The 49ers are back in the playoff picture after winning three straight games, with the defense coming up big in each game being decided by less than a touchdown. Whatever residual problems the 49ers offense may have had in the past have been overshadowed by the stellar play of said defense, which is currently ranked 2nd behind the Seahawks in yards allowed. The offense isn’t breaking any records, but it is doing just enough to keep the 49ers ahead and letting the defense do the rest of the work.
Prediction: Seahawks – Better RB, better secondary, and better QB. That’s what the Seahawks have and it’s why they’re going to cause a lot of grief for 49ers fans who will be watching the game at the stadium instead of recovering from their Thanksgiving dinners.