Once dubbed one of the best rivalries in recent years, this is a matchup that has certainly lost its significance in the past few weeks. The San Francisco 49ers (7-6) travel to Century Link Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks (9-4). The 49ers come into the game after giving Oakland its second win of the season, and speculation has run rampant about the future of Coach Jim Harbaugh’s job security. Colin Kaepernick leads the 24th ranked 49ers offense against the league’s top-ranked defense. The Seahawks defense looks to capitalize on an offense that has turned the ball over five times in the previous two weeks.
According to RazorGator, the average price for Seahawks vs. 49ers is currently $423.50 on the secondary market, a 13% decrease in the past seven days. The get-in price for the game is $185. The average price for Seahawks tickets for the remainder of the season is $379.83.
Seattle’s top-ranked rushing offense will face a stiff test from the 49ers seventh-best rush defense. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch have combined for over 1,700 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. San Francisco’s Frank Gore is having another decent year with around 700 yards rushing and a couple of touchdowns. The 49ers’ passing offense (27th) has been wildly erratic, with Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree getting the lion’s share of catches and targets.
The first meeting between these two teams resulted in a 19-3 victory for Seattle on Thanksgiving night at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers offense left much to be desired after totaling 164 yards and turning the ball over three times. Colin Kaepernick finished the game with 100 yards passing and a completion percentage around 50%.
Furthermore, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch sparked their team for 379 yards, 157 of which came on the ground. The game was your typical grinder, which this rivalry has become accustomed to. Wilson threw a touchdown to backup running back Robert Turbin, and Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals. The 49ers only managed one field goal.