49ers v Seawhaks.
Questions I’m looking forward to seeing answered:
1. Will Crabtree establish himself?
The pass game needs to be effective. With a full complementary of receivers, Kaepernick played well. WR # 15 Michael Crabtree returned from injury last week and had two catches, one of which went for 60 yards. He looked rusty early, but he did shake it all off when he dropped a double move on Trumaine Johnson in the 3rd quarter last week. Can he shake Sherman for a big play?
2. Can the Defense hold Seattle?
49ers Defense has been solid all year, and they are healthy. Aldon is back in the swing of things again. The last time the Hawks came to town, it was a Thursday night game early in the 2011 season. The only touchdown came on a Delanie Walker TD catch. Will it be another defensive battle?
3. Will Russell Wilson escape?
The scariest aspect of #3’s game is his ability to escape. If you saw during Monday’s game, when New Orleans was clinging to life at the end of the first half, he made another one of his miraculous escapes. He did that a lot against SF last year, and a bit this year too. They MUST contain him. No dropping Tony Jerod-Eddie to spy him (as NO did with one of their DTs).
The 49ers are favored by 2.5 according Bovata. If you’re going on last weeks game, and the last two games SF has played, then Seattle should be favored by 2 touchdowns. But, A, its almost impossible to beat Seattle in their noisey stadium and B, you need a defense to even have a chance, which New Orleans does not. The last two games SF has played, were in Seattle, and the starts were just terrible. They MUST start strong, which brings me to final point
4. Will Kaepernick finally beat Seattle?
This will be the first game Kaepernick has played against Seattle in SF. I think we all know he is eager to exercise some demons after all the terribleness he has had inflicted upon him by the Seahawks. As long as he holds his own, doesn’t get rattled, we could pull this one out. LETS GOOO!