The San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks for their second meeting in three weeks on Sunday. Week 15 also marks San Francisco’s second of three straight home games in the month of December. The 49ers look to rebound from a lackluster showing in Week 13 at CenturyLink Field.
Here’s a preview of Sunday’s divisional matchup against Seattle.
- The 49ers look to split the season series with Seattle for the first time since 2013.
- San Francisco holds an 8-10 home record against Seattle.
- The Seahawks have won 10 straight contests over the 49ers.
Seahawks Key Additions
- LB Barkevious Mingo
- WR Jaron Brown
- DT Tom Johnson
- K Sebastian Janikowski
Seahawks Notes from Last Week
The Seahawks managed to score 18 points in the fourth quarter during the Monday night showdown against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14. Seattle extended their winning streak to four games in the 21-7 win over Minnesota.
- Passing Leader: Russell Wilson completed 10 passes for a career-low 72 yards and an interception for a quarterback rating of 37.9.
- Rushing Leader: Chris Carson rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
- Receiving Leader: Tyler Lockett led all Seahawks pass catchers with 42 yards on five receptions.
- Defensive Leader: Bobby Wagner led the team with eight total tackles and blocked a field goal in the final minutes of the contest to secure Seattle’s win.
49ers Notes from Last Week
The 49ers led wire-to-wire in the 20-14 victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 14.
- Passing Leader: Nick Mullens completed 20-of-33 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns, his second-straight 300-yard game.
- Rushing Leader: Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 90 yards on 23 attempts.
- Receiving Leader: George Kittle eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the season following his seven-catch, 210-yard and one touchdown performance against the Broncos.
- Defensive Leader: Rookie defensive back D.J. Reed Jr. recorded a team-high 12 total tackles, a forced fumble and his first-career sack on Case Keenum.
- Nick Mullens has thrown for 844 yards (281.3 per game) with a 103.3 passer rating in his past three career home starts. Mullens aims for his third game in a row with 300 or more yards and two touchdown passes.
- Jeff Wilson Jr. had a career-high 134 scrimmage yards (73 receiving, 61 rushing) in the 49ers last meeting against the Seahawks.
- Matt Breida has 100 or more scrimmage yards in two of his past three contests. He currently ranks second in the NFL with 5.6 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts).
- George Kittle’s 210 yards in Week 14 is the highest single-game total by tight end in franchise history and is the third-highest total by a tight end in single game NFL history. Kittle currently ranks second among tight ends in receiving yards (1,103) and third in receptions (69) this season. He is one of two players with 700-plus yards after catch in 2018 (Christian McCaffrey – 708).
- Rookie Dante Pettis had five receptions for a career-high 129 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers Week 13 meeting against the Seahawks. Pettis aims for his fourth game in a row with a touchdown catch. He currently ranks third among rookies with five receiving touchdowns in 2018.
- DeForest Buckner totaled two sacks in San Francisco’s last meeting against Seattle. He has 4.5 sacks in the 49ers past five games.