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Team Comparison: Previewing 49ers vs. Seahawks

Posted Nov 21, 2017

A numerical look into everything you need to know ahead of the 49ers Week 12 divisional matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

The San Francisco 49ers return from their bye week rested and ready to build momentum off of their Week 10 win over the New York Giants. The 49ers are preparing for their second meeting of the season against the Seattle Seahawks (6-4) for their last of three-straight home games.

Here's a quick breakdown of the 49ers Week 12 matchup at Levi's® Stadium.

Series Highlights

Seattle won a defensive battle in Week 2 over the 49ers, 12-9, at CenturyLink Field.

The 49ers look to even their overall home record against Seattle to 9-9 with a win on Sunday.

Seattle leads the overall series over the 49ers, 23-15.

Notes from Last Week

49ers vs. Giants

Prior to San Francisco’s bye week, the 49ers recorded their first victory of the season in a 31-21 win over the Giants in Week 10.

Passing Leaders: C.J. Beathard is coming off of the best performance of his career. The rookie quarterback completed 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 123.4 passer rating.

Rushing Leaders: Carlos Hyde totaled 98 yards on 17 carries, including a long of 28 yards to open the contest.

Receiving Leaders: Garrett Celek caught 4-of-6 passes for 67 yards including a 47-yard touchdown.

Defensive Leaders: In just his second game of the season, Ronald Blair III finished the game with four total tackles, two sacks and his first-career forced fumble.

Special Teams Leaders: Victor Bolden Jr. totaled 46 yards on three kick returns.

Seahawks vs. Falcons

The Seahawks are coming off of a short week following a 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on “Monday Night Football”.

Passing Leaders: Russell Wilson completed 26-of-42 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Rushing Leaders: Wilson also rushed for a total of 86 yards and tacked on a rushing touchdown.

Receiving Leaders: Jimmy Graham led Seahawks pass catchers with a total of 58 yards on seven targets and one touchdown..

Defensive Leaders: Sheldon Richardson was the Seahawks most effective player on defense. Richardson recorded six total tackles and the Seahawks only sack of the game for a loss of five yards.

Special Teams Leaders: Tyler Lockett was exceptional on special teams. Lockett returned five kickoffs for a total of 197 yards, including a long of 57 yards.

Team Comparisons

49ers Seahawks
1-9 (4th NFCW) Record 6-4(2nd NFCW)
17.4 (t-27th) Points Per Game 24.2 (t-9th)
325.9 (22nd) Total Offense 367.63 (7th)
101.5 (22nd) Rushing Offense 104.2 (17th)
224.4 (16th) Passing Offense 263.4 (3rd)
26:32 (32nd) Possession Average 30:39 (t-12th)
26.0 (29th) Points Allowed Per Game 19.9 (t-10th)
379.8 (27th) Total Defense 314.9 (9th)
133.5 (31st) Rushing Defense 99.8 (9th)
246.3 (23rd) Passing Defense 215.1 (13th)
20 (22nd) Sacks 26 (14th)
6 (t-24th) Interceptions 8 (t-17th)
44.8 (t-18th) Punting Average
44.8 (t-18th)
-4 (t-23rd) Turnover Differential 5 (t-9)

Offensive Comparisons

49ers Seahawks
Passing Yards
C.J. Beathard 1,245 Russell Wilson 2,801
Rushing Yards
Carlos Hyde 592 Russell Wilson 376
Matt Breida 219 Chris Carson 208
Carlos Hyde 42 Doug Baldwin 56
Pierre Garçon 40 Jimmy Graham 46
Receiving Yards
Pierre Garçon 500 Doug Baldwin 673
Marquise Goodwin 500 Paul Richardson 514

Defensive Comparisons

49ers Seahawks
Ray-Ray Armstrong 2 Earl Thomas 2
Four Players 1 Richard Sherman 2
Elvis Dumervil 4.5 Michael Bennett 6.5
Two Players 2.0 Frank Clark 4.5

Final Nuggets

  • Elvis Dumervil’s 103.5 sacks since entering the NFL in 2006 are the second-most in the NFL over that span (Julius Peppers, Car. – 110.5).
  • Marquise Goodwin leads the NFL this season with 21.7 average yards per reception.
  • San Francisco's quarterbacks have registered four rushing touchdowns this season, tied for the second-most in the NFL (Dal. – 5; Car. – 4; Cle. – 4; Ten. – 4).
  • C.J. Beathard aims for his third game in a row with a rushing touchdown.
  • Carlos Hyde ranks third among NFC running backs with 42 catches.
  • Reuben Foster aims for his third game in a row with 10 or more tackles.
  • Eric Reid has recorded two interceptions in his last three games against an NFC West opponent.

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