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Golden Nuggets: Similar Issues For Familiar Foes

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The Seattle Seahawks arrive at Levi's Stadium for a Thursday night game with the Niners. In the last few years, these games meant a chance at leading the division. This time around, the winner of the game moves out of the basement of the NFC West. The Seahawks beat the Niners last year on Thanksgiving night in the 1st season at Levi's which certainly ended the Jim Harbaugh era in San Francisco.

Both teams arrive on Thursday with similar problems. On the offensive side of the ball, both Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have been running for their lives due to poor offensive line play. For the Niners, it was expected with the loss of Mike Iupati and the unexpected retirement of Anthony Davis. The Seahawks traded away C Max Unger for Jimmy Graham. The line play has also affected the normal hard pounding run games.

On the defense, the Niners and Seahawks are having issues in their pass defense. The Niners lost both starting corners from last year and have been unable to generate a pass rush since the departure of Aldon Smith and retirement of Justin Smith, which allows QBs to have time throwing the ball. The Seahawks are having breakdowns in the secondary that they didn't have the last few years. Their secondary used to be the strength of the team, but this year QBs are able to attack them. TEs have had success against the Seahawks. The Niners will probably look to continue that trend.

The rivalry renews on Thursday, but with a different feel than years past. The same 2-4 records have something to do with it, but the absence of Jim Harbaugh takes away most of it. The Niners will be looking for revenge for last Thanksgiving night's game.

49ers Links

No way he misses Thursday | Boldin To The Injury Report (Gutierrez)

Injury Report (Maiocco)

Needed ASAP | Backup RB Needed (Barrows)

2-4 Teams | Crucial Clash (Chadiha)

Dawson Overcomes Field (Maiocco)

Tomsula On Thursday's Game (Maiocco)

He needs some rest | Bowman's Snap Count Rises (Gutierrez)

Stat Check (Inman)

Anatomy Of A Play (Emerick)

Boldin's Status (Branch)

Kap On Seahawks (Inman)

Game May Surprise You (Cohn)

Michael Bennett Sizes Up Niners (Inman)

Doubtful, but it will be good to see how he fits | Will Simpson Play? (Steward)

Boone On Chancellor's Holdout (Maiocco)

Sherman On Matchup (Inman)

Tough Task For Mangini (Steward)

Hayne Not Worried About Lack Of Production (Steward)

He hasn't fit in with the Seahawks. We shall see how he fares against the Niners | Graham A Familiar Foe (Barrows)

Hayne Is Grateful For Opportunities (Maiocco)

Niners Ranked #19 (Gutierrez)

What Kap About The Seahawks (Price)

Geep Applauds Kap (Fann)

Ailing Players Participate (Inman)

If they want any chance at the playoffs | Can't Lose More Games (Gutierrez)

Players Practice (Barrows)

The reason the game was a great rivalry game | Carroll On Coaching Against Harbaugh (Maiocco)

Not playing up to his lofty standards. Hopefully he gets there | NaVorro Encouraged By Knee's Progress (Inman)

Finally | Bush A Full Participant At Practice (Gutierrez)

Boldin Limited In Practice (Maiocco)

Hayne On Personal Growth (Emerick)

Bowman Pushing Ahead (Barrows)


Bennett Talks Niners Offense (49ers Audio)

Carroll Previews Game (49ers Audio)


Jerry Rice. A legend | 1 On 1 With The Greatest (49ers Video)

Faithful Top 5 Plays (Fann)

Playing well. Good to see since Vernon hasn't played well | Celek Mic'd Up (49ers Video)

Geep Updates (49ers Video)

Kap Previews Game (49ers Video)

Mangini Talks Seattle (49ers Video)

Boone Has Respect From Seattle (49ers Video)

Bethea On The Game (49ers Video)

Jarryd Feels More Comfortable (49ers Video)


Field Problems (Gutierrez)

Kap Nominated For Player Of The Week (Price)