Published September 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (1-0) at SEATTLE (1-0)
8:30 p.m. EDT, NBC
OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Francisco 1-0; Seattle 1-0
SERIES RECORD — Tied 14-14
LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat 49ers 42-13, Dec. 23, 2012
LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Packers 34-28; Seahawks beat Panthers 12-7.
AP PRO32 RANKING — 49ers, No. 1, Seahawks, No. 3.
49ERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (T12), PASS (3)
49ERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (T6), PASS (25)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (11)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (28), PASS (3)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First meeting between two favorites in NFC West and teams favored to be NFC's representative in Super Bowl. ... 49ers had won four straight before Seahawks' 42-13 rout in Week 16 last season in Seattle. ... All-time series between teams tied 14-14. ... 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw for career high 412 yards last week against Green Bay, setting franchise record for yards passing in season opener. ... 49ers are 6-0 when Kaepernick has QB rating of 100 or more. ... RB Frank Gore has rushed for 1,210 career yards against Seattle, his most against any one team. Gore had 131 yards rushing in first matchup last season, but was held to 28 yards on six carries in second meeting. ... WR Anquan Boldin had 13 catches for 208 yards and TD vs. Green Bay. Boldin was first 49ers receiver with 10-plus catches since 2009. ... DT Justin Smith missed second game vs. Seattle in 2012 due to triceps injury, ending streak of 185 starts. ... DE Aldon Smith with 1½ sacks in opener now tied for most in NFL since start of 2011 season with 35. ... Seattle went 8-0 at home last season, has not lost home game since Dec. 24, 2011, 19-17 to 49ers. ... QB Russell Wilson set regular-season career high with 320 yards passing vs. Carolina. He completed 24 of final 28 pass attempts and finished with passer rating of 115.7. In eight of last nine regular-season games, Wilson has passer rating of at least 100. ... RB Marshawn Lynch had just 43 yards on 17 carries against Panthers, 14 coming on final carry. It was fewest yards in regular season for Lynch since Week 6 of 2012 when he finished with 41 against New England. ... Lynch has run for at least 100 yards in last three games vs. 49ers. ... WR Doug Baldwin had seven catches vs. Carolina, with five for first downs. ... LB/DE O'Brien Schofield had Seattle's only sack in Week 1. ... CB Richard Sherman returned blocked field goal for touchdown and had interception in last meeting with 49ers. He has seven interceptions in his last seven NFC West games.
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