49ers at Seahawks: Preview, prediction, odds and pick


49ers at Seahawks: Preview, prediction, odds and pick

The Seahawks have a much easier matchup against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. "You've got to stand up to the bully".

Wilson and Graham will try to capitalize on more offensive opportunities against the San Francisco 49ers defense, who gave up 23 points to the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

"Richard Sherman called me the most". Richard told ESPN's Brady Henderson "We're just being cautious with him". (Intensity) is definitely big versus Seattle but it's big versus any team.

Linebacker K.J. Wright (ankle) and rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion) each missed at least one day of practice this week but they're "fine" and expected to play Sunday, Carroll said.

Carroll brought up the injury as a partial explanation for Sherman's surprisingly contentious relations with coaches and media, but instead raised the possibility of a punishment from the National Football League, which later declined to act.

"I felt like we could have dominated".

"We're just working, competing every day, but there's no sense to panic or do anything insane like that", Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable said. As you saw versus the Packers, the defense can only hold up for so long especially when they're always on the field most of the time.

Instead, he and Shanahan blamed the lopsided 23-3 outcome on errors.

Foster made a big impact in 11 plays in the opener before getting hurt, making three tackles, including one for a loss, and breaking up a pass. San Francisco allowed a 40-yard TD pass on the play after Foster left the game and struggled after Ray-Ray Armstrong took his place. However, this is an intense rivalry and a divisional game, so anything can happen. But on the flip side, when Seattle didn't huddle up, started moving.

Tight end Garrett Celek, one of the few 49ers with a deep background with the Seahawks, said he was cautious not to blow the crowd noise or the animosity out of proportion. The third-round pick played 24 snaps in his first game for Seattle and is the primary rotational backup to Jarran Reed and Sheldon Richardson. "Everybody knows those plays, they're comfortable with them".

"We had great conversations for years when we talked about that stuff. I mean, we haven't won (there) since 2011". He suffered a broken leg and missed seven games in 2016. If Sherman is unable to play or is limitied, the Seahawks' inexperienced corners will rely heavily on the veteran leadership of free safety Earl Thomas and strong safety Kam Chancellor.

"You've got to nearly welcome and embrace that challenge and look forward to it", he said.

"When you go to that hurry-up, that menu [of plays] is kind of small, it's smaller", offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. "You've got to love that".