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49ers at Seahawks: Matt Barrows' 5 players to watch

The San Francisco 49ers' game Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, against the Seahawks in Seattle matches teams that tend to gleefully pound on each other. With that in mind The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows' players to watch include a couple of tough veteran
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The San Francisco 49ers' game Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, against the Seahawks in Seattle matches teams that tend to gleefully pound on each other. With that in mind The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows' players to watch include a couple of tough veteran

The particulars

  • Opponent: at Seattle Seahawks
  • Time: 1:05 p.m.
  • Line: Seahawks by 9
  • Records: 49ers 1-1, Seahawks 1-1
  • TV/radio: Ch. 40 (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch), 810, 1320

Three things to watch

ALL-AROUND REID

The 49ers are using safety Eric Reid all over the field this year, including as a blitzer and as a nickel back. On Sunday, he likely will be matched up a lot against Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham, especially with the 49ers’ top linebacker in coverage, Ray-Ray Armstrong, on injured reserve.

TALE OF TWO VANCES

San Francisco fans got another look at the two Vance McDonalds vs. Carolina: The one capable of scoring from 75 yards and the one capable of dropping a deep pass at a critical point in the game. That fourth-quarter drop preceded a Blaine Gabbert interception that all but ended the 49ers’ comeback. The tight end is one of the 49ers’ two most explosive pass catchers, and they need him to be consistent to win in Seattle.

ROOKIE PURSUES WILSON

The 49ers have leaned on rookie DeForest Buckner more than any defensive lineman in the first two games. Buckner will be asked to disrupt Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, but more importantly get him on the ground, something the 49ers failed to accomplish with Carolina’s Cam Newton in Week 2.

Injury report

49ERS

  • Out: T Anthony Davis (concussion)
  • Questionable: S Marcus Cromartie (ankle), S Jaquiski Tartt (knee)

SEAHAWKS

  • Doubtful: TE Nick Vannett (ankle), G Germain Ifedi (ankle), RB Thomas Rawls (shin)
  • Questionable: RB C.J. Prosise (wrist), WR Tyler Lockett (knee)

Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

OUTCOME

RECORD

Sept. 12

vs. Los Angeles

W, 28-0

1-0

Sept. 18

at Carolina

L, 46-27

1-1

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

TV

Sept. 25

at Seattle

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 40

Oct. 2

vs. Dallas

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 40

Oct. 6

vs. Arizona

5:25 p.m.

Ch. 13, NFL

Oct. 16

at Buffalo

10 a.m.

Ch. 40

Oct. 23

vs. Tampa Bay

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 40

Oct. 30

BYE

Nov. 6

vs. New Orleans

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 40

Nov. 13

at Arizona

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 40

Nov. 20

vs. New England

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 13

Nov. 27

at Miami

10 a.m.

Ch. 40

Dec. 4

at Chicago

10 a.m.

Ch. 40

Dec. 11

vs. N.Y. Jets

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 13

Dec. 18

at Atlanta

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 40

Dec. 24

at Los Angeles

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 40

Jan. 1

vs. Seattle

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 40

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