This is the first time in franchise history the Seattle Seahawks have started a season 7-1. They are atop the NFC with the best record in the conference and have a two-game lead over fellow NFC West division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers.
The San Francisco 49ers running back was fined $10,500 by the NFL on Wednesday after he wore his socks too low in Sunday’s NFC championship game at Atlanta, a uniform violation. It marked the second time he was fined this season.
A division title and playoff spot are on the line between NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco, who are near twins with their hard-hitting defenses, great running games and quarterbacks playing beyond their years.
Dropped passes and poor rush defense were the reasons the Seahawks lost 13-6 in San Francisco in Week Seven. Seattle will have to be better in both departments if it is going to win this time.
The 49ers took the lead in the NFC West at 5-2, and the Seahawks took a step back at 4-3 while realizing just how far their passing game is from being playoff caliber.
When the Seattle Seahawks come to Candlestick Park on Thursday, will they meet the San Francisco 49ers team that had beaten the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets by a combined score of 79-3, or the Niners who just got pounded by the New York Giants 26-3 at home?