The Ravens came out of a three-game losing streak to make it to the big game in The Big Easy. December started off rough for the Ravens with consecutive losses to the Steelers, Redskins and Broncos. But as fate would have it, their lowest point became a turning point.
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 NFL announced the first big change because of flex scheduling for the season on Monday. The Seahawks’ game against the San Francisco 49ers will be the Sunday Night Football game, bumping the Chargers-Jets match-up to an afternoon game.
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?