Seahawks at 49ers: Week 4 Preview and Prediction

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It has been an uncharacteristically sloppy month of September for the Seattle Seahawks. They aren’t just 1-2, but their two losses have come in devastating fashion; a blown fourth quarter lead at home to the Titans and an uncompetitive loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis.

It doesn’t get any easier as the Seahawks are now visiting their hated rivals by the Bay… the San Francisco 49ers.

Due to California’s COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor sporting events, the Seattle Seahawks were unable to make their annual visit to Levi Stadium. Instead, they played the Niners in Glendale as they were using the Cardinals’ stadium as a “home” field.

Now the Seahawks return to Santa Clara for the first time since November 11th, 2019 – a thrilling 27-24 Seattle upset victory in overtime.

The 49ers are enjoying a solid 2-1 start to the season, but dropped their home opener to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football last week. Now San Francisco will look to defend their home turf once more against an opponent used to victory in this venue.

Prediction: Seahawks over 49ers 23-21

Seattle has made Levi Stadium almost a second home. Since its inception, the Seahawks enjoy a 5-1 record over the Niners in their building, and would have been 6-1 had they played there instead of State Farm stadium.

The Seahawks are decidedly the big brother in their rivalry with the 49ers, enjoying a 28-17 all time record, and have won 13 of the last 15 meetings. Russell Wilson has also never lost three consecutive games in his career.

Seattle is also the far more desperate team. At 1-2, their season is on the brink of collapse. Their backs are against the wall, and when it comes to desperation mode, I have more faith in Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll to find a way to win than I do Jimmy Garoppolo.

Although, should the Seahawks blow it on Sunday for a third straight week, it will be the final nail in the coffin for a 2021 campaign already on life support.