Seattle Seahawks: 3 Bold predictions vs. 49ers, Week 10

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The 7-2 Seattle Seahawks will finally get their shot at the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

Football fans, this is the kind of matchup we live for. The 7-2 Seattle Seahawks will take on the 8-0 San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. While the Seahawks won’t overtake the NFC West divisional lead even with a win, the game is extremely significant considering the two teams clash again in Week 17.

This is the divisional class football fans have been waiting for this season. It sure took long enough to get here, but nobody expected Seattle vs. San Francisco to be a marquee matchup when the 2019 schedule was created.

The 49ers have more or less replaced the Los Angeles Rams as the top team in the NFC and the juggernaut in the NFC West. The Seahawks are hoping to avoid finishing second in the division like they did last season. The first real step toward capturing the divisional crown comes in Week 10.

3. Chris Carson runs for 100 yards

While the 49ers are only allowing 102.9 rushing yards per game this season, the team has shown some weaknesses in recent weeks. Kenyan Drake gashed San Francisco for 110 yards just last week. In Week 8, Christian McCaffrey also had a productive day, racking up 117 rushing yards on just 14 carries.

Even going back to Week 7, Adrian Peterson ran for 81 yards against the 49ers. It’s far from inconceivable that Chris Carson will also put up decent numbers against Seattle’s division rival. He did run for 118 yards against the Rams after all, and Los Angeles’ defense is only allowing 96.9 rushing yards per game.

Establishing the ground game is crucial for the Seahawks. The 49ers boast the top-ranked pass defense in the NFL, allowing a measly 138.1 passing yards per game. The Seahawks haven’t even faced another top-five pass defense this season.