The San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks in a big Week 14 matchup. The 49ers are 8-4 and looking to maintain their lead in the NFC wildcard race. Oh, and it's always nice to beat their division rival. The Seahawks are 11-1 and looking to clinch the NFC West and a first round bye. The Seahawks are likely winning the division no matter what happens today, but a little rivalry always adds fuel to the fire.
The 49ers are three point favorites. They have Michael Crabtree back in the lineup, which was a notable absence when these two teams met in Week 2. The 49ers offense was shut down in that game, so we'll see if the return of Crabtree can make a difference. He is obviously a big time receiver, but the 49ers will also look to take advantage of his work as a blocker on the outside.
This will be your first quarter game thread, and we'll be back with a new thread each quarter. We'll wrap things up with a recap thread.
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Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 1:25 p.m. PT
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -3
Weather: 47 degrees, NE 6 mph
TV Broadcast: FOX - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 810 KGO - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis
Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860 - Erwin Higueros, Jesus Zarate
Seahawks Coverage: Field Gulls