Gameday Preview: Week 2 49ers vs Seahawks
The Seahawks come to town, for what is already a big game of the season. Both the 49ers and Seahawks are 1-0 and both are looking to take a nice 2-0 lead within the division. The Seahawks came off a 28-0 win over the Rams and the 49ers knocked off the NFC Champs in their own house. This should be a good game on both sides, the rivalry is there. This time however Eddie D is in the house.
When the 49ers have the ball:
One thing is certain the 49ers will not be held to 22 yards rushing, not against this Seahawks defense. I expect Gore and Coffee (if he gets any touches) to run all over the Hawks defense. This week they certainly need to get the ground game going. Shaun Hill showed that he could get them in the endzone when he needed to, but I’d much rather rely on the legs of their runners than the arm of Hill. Look for more of the same in what we saw against the Cards, run the ball first, second and then third look for the pass. Teams will continue to stack the box until Hill can consistently show that he can get it done with his arm, no one is scared of Hill’s arm.
When the Seahawks have the ball:
The Hawks will not be able to run on this defense. In order for the Hawks to win they’ll have to do it in the air. Tight End John Carlson will most likely be Hasselbeck’s target on gameday. If Bly, Clements, Spencer can shut down TJ Houshdmandjakseodkaszah and Co. like they did Fitz and Boldin it will be a long day for the Seahawks.
49ers offensive line vs Seahawks front seven – Seahawks will try to do what the Cards did and that is shut down the run game. I don’t see it happening. You have to believe Singletary ripped the O-line a new asshole this week and they’ll go out and prove that last week was a fluke.
49ers D vs Seahawks O – The 49ers came out swinging last week on D, they shut down the Cards offense and got lots of pressure on Warner. Now let’s see if they can continue intensity and have Hasselbeck running for his life.
The Seahawks are not playing the Rams this week and the 49ers are not facing a high flying offense like they did last week. It will come down to the Niners running game, they get that going they roll. Which I think they will. Oh and Jim Mora is no Mike Holmgren. Nothing scares me about this Seahawks team, nothing.
49ers 23 – Seahawks 13