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We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the 49ers Week 15 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

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The San Francisco 49ers renew their rivalry with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15, as they get to travel up to CenturyLink Field. This will be the FOX national game of the week, which means a sizable majority of the country will get to watch the 49ers either keep their dim playoff hopes alive, or get thoroughly stomped out. The 49ers could very well swing an upset, but given what we've seen the last two weeks, an ugly finish would be the more logical result.

The 49ers come into this game having lost two straight, marking the fifth time under Jim Harbaugh the team has lost two straight. Since 2011, the team has never lost three in a row, so we could see an end to that streak, which I suppose would also be appropriate (aren't I a ray of sunshine today!). The Seahawks lead the all-time series between these two with a 17-15 record, having won the last two.

With a start this week, Antoine Bethea will make his 110th consecutive regular season start, which is tops among active safeties. He has been fairly quiet the last few weeks during the 49ers struggles, but will be a key component if the 49ers defense is going to at least give the 49ers offense a chance in this one.

Series Highlights
Matchups: 32
Series Record: Seahawks lead series 17-15
49ers Away Record vs. Seahawks: Seahawks lead series 10-7
First Meeting: 9/26/76, 49ers win 37-21, at Sea.
Last Meeting: 11/27/14, Seahawks win 19-3, at SF
Current Streak: Lost 2
Longest 49ers Win Streak: 4 (12/12/10 - 10/18/12)
Longest Seahawks Win Streak: 6 (10/12/03 - 12/11/05)
Most 49ers Points: 40 (12/12/10): 49ers win 40-21, at SF
Most Seahawks Points: 42 - 2 times, (Last 12/23/12): Seahawks win 42-13, at Sea.
49ers Shutouts: None
Seahawks Shutouts: 2 (Last 11/12/07), Seahawks win 24-0, at Sea.

WR Anquan Boldin

  • In 15 career games against Sea., including the postseason, he has totaled 89 receptions for 1,109 yards and 3 TDs.

  • Hauled in 10 passes for a game-high 122 yards and 1 TD at Sea. (12/21/03) as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Hauled in 7 passes for a game-high 107 yards and 1 TD at Sea. (12/26/04) as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

  • As a member of the Arizona Cardinals, grabbed 13 passes for 186 yards at Sea. (11/16/08).

  • Caught 8 passes for a team-high 105 passes vs. Sea. (11/15/09) as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

CB Tramaine Brock

  • Registered his first career INT, picking off QB Tarvaris Jackson to end the first half vs. Sea. (9/11/11).

CB Perrish Cox

  • Recorded his first career INT vs. Sea.(9/19/10) as a member of the Denver Broncos when he stepped in front of a pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck and returned it 15 yards.

S Craig Dahl

  • Blocked a P Jon Ryan punt in the 1st qtr. at Sea. (9/15/13).

TE Vernon Davis

  • Registered 6 receptions for 111 yards and 1 TD at Sea. (12/6/09).

RB Frank Gore

  • He has rushed for 1,392 yards vs. Sea., the most rushing yards against any opponent in his career.

  • Set a 49ers franchise single-game rushing record with 212 yards vs. Sea. (11/19/06).

  • Was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for producing TD runs of 79 and a career-best 80 yards, finishing with 207 yards on 16 carries vs. Sea. (9/20/09). It marks the 49ers second best single-game rushing performance in team history.

  • Rushed for 131 yards on 16 carries (8.2 avg.) vs. Sea. (10/18/12).

  • Recorded 17 carries for 110 yards vs. Sea. (12/8/13).

QB Colin Kaepernick

  • Passed for 244 yards and 1 TD at Sea. (12/23/13). Also rushed 7 times for 31 yards
  • Rushed for a game-high 130 yards on 11 carries at Sea. (1/19/14) (NFC-C). He recorded a 58-yd. run, marking the longest rush by a QB in NFL postseason history.

P Andy Lee

  • Set a new career-high in both gross avg. (59.6) and net avg. (54.2) vs. Sea. (9/11/11). Lee's 59.6 gross avg. is the highest single-game average in franchise history and ranks 3rd in NFL history. His 54.2 net avg. is the highest single-game net average in franchise history and the 2nd best single-game performance in the NFL since the statistic was first tracked in 1976.

  • Hit a career-high 10 punts for 543 yards (54.3 avg.) vs. Sea. (9/30/07).

WR Brandon Lloyd

  • Notched game highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (119) with 1 TD vs. Sea. (11/20/05).

LB Aldon Smith

  • Recorded 9 tackles and 2.0 sacks at Sea. (9/15/13).

  • Registered 2.0 sacks of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, 1 FF and 1 FR

    at Sea. (1/19/14) (NFC-C).

DT Justin Smith

  • Posted his 11th career multi-sack game with 2.0 sacks on QB Tarvaris Jackson vs. Sea. (9/11/11).

WR Stevie Johnson

  • As a member of the Buffalo Bills, recorded 8 receptions for 115 yards and 1 TD vs. Sea. (12/16/12).

2014 Statistics

49ERS (rank) SEAHAWKS (rank)
7-6 (3rd NFCW) Record 9-4 (2nd NFCW)
18.8 (t-26th) Points per game 24.8 (11th)
319.4 (24th) Total Offense 367.1 (11th)
113.5 (16th) Rushing Offense 170.1 (1st)
205.9 (27th) Passing Offense 197.0 (29th)
31:40 (5th) Possession Avg 32:26 (4th)
20.6 (10th) Points allowed/gm 18.1 (t-2nd)
308.5 (3rd) Total Defense 274.5 (1st)
97.2 (7th) Rushing Defense 84.1 (3rd)
211.2 (4th) Passing Defense 190.4 (1st)
27 (t-23rd) Sacks 23 (27th)
46.7 (5th) Punting Avg (Gross) 43.4 (27th)
+3 (13th) Turnover Differential +9 (t-5th)