San Francisco 49ers: 5 Bold predictions vs. Seahawks, Week 10

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3. Sanders catches TD for third straight game

Realizing that they needed to make some improvements to their offensive arsenal, the San Francisco 49ers made an aggressive move at the NFL Trade Deadline by acquiring Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos. The move was blatantly an attempt to spark the passing game outside of George Kittle, giving Jimmy Garoppolo a more consistent wide receiver option.

In two games in the Kyle Shanahan offense, Sanders has performed quite well. In his first taste of action against the Panthers — while he was still getting adjusted, it should be said — Sanders posted four catches on five targets for 25 yards and a touchdown. Off a short week against the Cardinals, though, Sanders showed just how important he can be to this offense.

On Thursday night in Week 9, Sanders led the 49ers in receiving with seven catches on nine targets for 112 yards and another touchdown. Yes, the new addition has scored in each of his first two games with San Francisco. And against a Seahawks pass defense that’s giving up 289.4 passing yards per game while the Niners don’t have Kittle, he’ll get another.

It would be a real shock if Sanders didn’t lead the 49ers in receiving for the second straight week. Despite the talent of guys like Dante Pettis and Deebo Samuel, they aren’t the proven veteran commodity that Sanders is. Jimmy G will look to him consistently and he’ll use his elite route-running to dice up Seattle.