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?
This is the same team that lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl in February, with one major difference: They can run the ball.
A dual-threat quarterback is something the Seattle Seahawks’ stellar defense has not seen yet. Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo are mobile QBs, but they run only out of necessity. Newton runs by design, as the Panthers utilize the read option he ran at Auburn.
Jeff Fisher can’t like his team’s chances against NFC defensive player of the week Chris Clemons and the Seahawks’ No. 1 scoring defense.
For over a decade now, games between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have been full of reunion backstories.
The Cowboys are coming off a big upset of the New York Giants and have won three straight against the Seahawks, but they are back in Seattle where the last meeting ended in disaster for the Cowboys.
The Seattle Seahawks seemingly couldn’t ask for a better opponent to start the season against. The Seattle defense, which already looks to be in midseason form, has to be licking its chops for the season opener Sunday.