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Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara.
When: Friday November 28, 01:30 (UK time)
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The focus shifts to the NFC West to end the Thanksgiving schedule, with the Seattle Seahawks travelling to the Levi’s Stadium to face the San Francisco 49ers.
These two teams meet twice over the next 18 days, and the results of the two meetings will go a long way in establishing which will go on and feature in the playoffs.
Currently tied at 7-4 for the season and trailing the Arizona Cardinals by two games, the Seahawks have the edge in the wildcard stakes, but with one of the most intense rivalries in the NFL about to be renewed, the past will matter little to either team.
“A Thanksgiving game where everybody will be watching,” Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson said. “Do you hype that up? Do you downgrade it? I don’t know.”
Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has moved on from the NFC title game loss last season, and he insists that they are purely focused on themselves and not what the Seahawks might throw at them.
Kaepernick is 0-2 in the regular season at Seattle, but he won his only start against the Seahawks at home last season, and he will look to make it six straight wins at home as the visitors play at the Levi’s Stadium for the first time.
The 49ers appear to be clicking into gear and grinding out wins as they treat each game as a playoff contest at this stage, and they will hope that Kaepernick, Frank Gore and the likes of Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin can step up and deliver big performances.
In contrast, the same will be said for Wilson and Marshawn Lynch as NFL fans are treated to a huge game as part of a triple-header on Thanksgiving.