Fooch's Notes: Here are your game-day inactives
The 8-4 San Francisco 49ers welcome their current arch-rivals to Candlestick Park, as the 11-1 Seattle Seahawks are in town for a Week 14 contest. The 49ers are coming off a 23-13 win over the St. Louis Rams, while the Seahawks put together an impressive beatdown of the New Orleans Saints.
The 49ers-Seahawks contest kicks off at 1:25 p.m. PT, showing up on FOX in your channel guide. The game will not appear in every broadcast region, but it is showing up in most of the country. As always, if you don't get the game in your region, check out our sports bar thread to find 49ers fans in your area.
The 49ers are three point favorites against the Seahawks, even though Seattle is rolling, and had their way with the 49ers back in Week 2. I suspect the 49ers are favored (albeit modestly) due to the hiccups Seattle has had on the road. They have won all but one of their road games this season, but they have shown some question marks during those games. Add in the division rivalry, and this was going to be a low line either way.
The 49ers-Seahawks matchups always bring with them the rivalry. While it is always nice to get a win over the Seahawks, the 49ers have reached a point where it's more important just getting the win. Yes there is always a sense of enjoyment in beating the Seahawks, but the 49ers just need wins right now. They hold a one-game lead over the Cardinals and Cowboys/Eagles in the wildcard, but Dallas and Philadelphia both hold the tiebreaker edge due to conference record. Much can change between now and Week 17, but the 49ers are in a position to control how this thing plays out.
The Seahawks have officially moved into favorite status for the Super Bowl, and while the 49ers technically can still win the division, three games out with four to go is not exactly ideal. The 49ers just need to come in, handle their business and move on to their Week 15 matchup in Tampa Bay. It's all about business at this point.
Here is a rundown of all the pertinent broadcast details, along with the final injury report, officials and more.
Game time: 1:25 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Radio: KGO 810 AM, The Bone 107.7 FM; 49ers Radio Network - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis; Westwood One - Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson; Spanish Radio KTRB 860 - Erwin Higueros, Jesus Zarate
Odds: 49ers favored by 3 points
Online streaming: NFL Rewind (Not Live); DirecTV Sunday Ticket stream (Live)
Questionable: WR Jon Baldwin (calf), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Mario Manningham (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (foot), T Joe Staley (knee)
Probable: LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), TE Garrett Celek (hamstring), RB Frank Gore (ankle), DT Ray McDonald (ankle), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Last time they played: 49ers lost 29-3 (9/15/13)
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