Wild Card Weekend: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers

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The Seattle Seahawks are set to travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers in an opening round wild card matchup between two division rivals. The Seahawks finished the regular season with a record of 9-8 and come into the playoffs as the seventh seed. On the flip side, the 49ers had a dominant regular season run, boasting a record of 13-4, and enter the playoffs as the second seed in the NFC. These two teams have already faced off twice this season. In their first matchup, the 49ers came out on top in a convincing 27-7 win. In their most recent game, the 49ers also won, this time by a final score of 21-13. Seattle was able to keep the game much closer in their second matchup. Although they are the bottom seed in the playoffs, Seattle has proven that they can be a very tough team to play against and are well deserving of their playoff spot. Despite not being able to get the best of the 49ers during the regular season, the Seahawks have proven that they are more than capable of keeping up with a team as elite as San Francisco. This could end up being a game that comes down to the wire and could be a very early scare for the 49ers. 

Seattle Seahawks Hope to Pull Off Huge Opening Round Upset

The Seattle Seahawks are coming off of a 19-16 win in overtime over the Los Angeles Rams to punch their ticket to the playoffs. While this was not the most impressive performance the Seahawks have had this season, they did what needed to be done. The defense stepped up and kept the Rams offense in check, however, they will have a much taller task this week against the 49ers. 

Seattle will have to have their best performance of the season to pull off this upset. San Francisco is playing some of the best football in the league right now, and Seattle’s offense has begun to go stagnant. 

San Francisco 49ers Look to Continue 10 Game Winning Streak On Potential Super Bowl Run

The San Francisco 49ers picked up their 10th consecutive win last week, beating the Arizona Cardinals by a final score of 38-13. Once again, the 49ers proved why they are Super Bowl contenders. While the Cardinals are riddled with injuries and far from playing at full strength, the 49ers still stomped them. They looked elite on both sides of the ball, and there is a good chance that this trend could continue this week. While the Seahawks defense has proven they can slow down the 49ers, they likely will not be able to do enough to make up for the offense. 

If Christian McCafferty can have a big impact on this game, the 49ers should have no trouble taking care of business and moving onto the second round of the playoffs. As they have already beat the Seahawks twice this season, the 49ers should be coming into the game confident and ready to put on a show.