Today’s 49ers game
Opponent: at Seattle Seahawks
Time: 1:25 p.m.
Line: Seahawks by 14
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Records: 49ers 0-1, Seahawks 0-1
TV/radio: Ch. 40 (Sam Rosen, David Diehl), 1050, 1320
Three things to watch
The Seahawks have perhaps the top tight end-buster in the league in strong safety Kam Chancellor, who has menaced 49ers tight ends from Vernon Davis to Vance McDonald over the years. Rookie George Kittle isn’t as physically opposing as his predecessors at the position, but he’s quicker and more elusive. Kittle caught five passes for just 27 yards against the Panthers in Week 1. The 49ers could send him deeper against the Seahawks.
WHAT’S THE RUSH?
The 49ers and the Houston Texans were the only defenses that didn’t have a sack in Week 1. And the 49ers had just two hits on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, by DeForest Buckner and Elvis Dumervil. The 49ers should have more opportunities against a wobbly Seahawks offensive line whose left tackle, Rees Odhiambo, is making his second NFL start. Seattle allowed three sacks and seven quarterback hits in their Week 1 loss to Green Bay.
During the preseason, one of the big questions for the Seahawks was who would be their primary tailback – Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy or C.J. Prosise. In Week 1, the answer was none of the above. Rawls was inactive while seventh-round pick Chris Carson led the team with six carries. Pete Carroll said in the run-up to the game that the big-bodied Carson would continue to be an option. “We haven’t seen the top end from Chris,” he said.
Questionable: S Jimmie Ward (hamstring)
Doubtful: LB Terence Garvin (shoulder)
Questionable: CB Richard Sherman (hamstring)
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