We’re back for another week of Sunday Night Football, and Week 13 brings a chance to cheer against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers sort of rival hosts a Carolina Panthers team that sits at 4-7, but can climb to within two games of first place in the NFC South with a win. The game airs on Sunday Night Football, and kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya on the call.
We are all going to be rooting for a Seahawks loss. Aside from enjoying the tasty tears of Seattle fans, a loss helps the 49ers strength of schedule. The 49ers have Seattle twice on their schedule, and Carolina once. A Seahawks loss counts for two losses, while a Panthers loss would only count for one loss. The 49ers are in good shape to secure the No. 2 pick, but SOS help is always welcome. And a Seahawks loss is always good.
Seattle is a 7.5-point favorite, and I think we see them bounce back after last week’s loss in Tampa Bay. They are generally healthy at this point. Their offensive line is a mess, but they can likely overcome that against a Carolina squad having to travel west three time zones for a late game.