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Week 16: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

December 23, 2012
49ers fans will hope their team continues their winning form after beating New England Patriots last week.

49ers fans will hope their team continues their winning form after beating New England Patriots last week.

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks pk OvUn 39 8:20

Sunday Night Football used their flex scheduling option to get this marquee matchup in prime time. As two of the NFC’s hottest teams face off in a Sunday Night showdown.

San Francisco heads back to Sunday Night fresh off their win against the New England Patriots last Sunday evening. The 41-34 victory was well vindicated both coach Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick as the 2nd year QB. Kaepernick threw for over 300 yards and four touchdown passes in the victory.

The 49ers boast the league’s best scoring defense and are one of the best teams when it comes to rushing the passer. Something that will be crucial against Seattle’s red-hot Russell Wilson.
The Niners will be without wide out Mario Manningham for the three straight week as he nurses a quad injury.

No team has been more impressive than Seattle the past several weeks. The Seahawks thrashed the Bills on Sunday, in Toronto 50-17. Two weeks ago they beat Arizona 58-0, combining for 108 and points scored in just two games.

Their recent surge and 9-5 record has them knocking on the door of the NFC West and a win against SF could pull them to just one game behind the division leaders.

Seattle has been impressive on both sides of the ball, but the likely catalyst is QB Russell Wilson. Since a November 18th loss to San Francisco 6-13, Wilson has completed 66 percent of his passes and thrown for 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. But do not forget about the defense, the Seahawks defense has been equally impressive giving up just over 14 points per game in the last six games.
However, Seattle will be without their top corner in Brandon Brower who is facing a drug suspension. Cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Marcus Trufant are also bother by hamstring injuries but expect to play Sunday.

Seattle has not lost a home game all season. San Francisco was the last visiting team to win in Seattle, winning 19-17 on December 24th of last year.

The Line

Seattle opened at -1 favorites, but most books have settled on a pk for this matchup. The total opened at 40.5 and has moved to 39 across the board.

The Play

As impressive as the Seahawks have been, we have to go with the Niners in this matchup. They won’t be putting up 50 points against this defense, and we like San Francisco to hand them their first loss at home. Russell Wilson is one of the most exciting and effective young QBs in the league but Kaepernick is right behind him.

We believe in his talent at SBO and think this guy can lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl, despite starting just five games he has been extremely impressive. Harbaugh can outcoach Carroll any day of the week, and we think he has a perfect game plan to take out the Seahawks in this one. We like SF on the road.

In this one we are putting our money on 49ers pk at TopBet.eu

About the author

Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts

Sports Journalist

Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.