Longtime NFC West rival will contest in the 2023 NFL Super Wild Card Weekend game when Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers host Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 14. The 49ers went 13-4 overall and bagged a second seed in the NFL playoff bracket 2023. Seahawks ended with a 9-8 record, securing the conference’s seventh seed. San Francisco finished the regular season on a 10-game win streak. On the other hand, Seattle won two games in a row. The 49ers bagged both regular season matchups against the Seahawks by a combined 48-20.
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The two teams have faced each other 49 times, including 1 postseason game, with the San Francisco 49ers winning 19 games and the Seattle Seahawks winning 30 games.
San Francisco won the game against the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday by a conclusive 38-13 score. They relied on the efforts of RB Elijah Mitchell, who punched in two rushing touchdowns, and QB Brock Purdy, who passed for three TDs and 178 yards on 20 attempts.
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Seattle recorded a 19-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. No one has a standout game offensively for the Seahawks, but they got one touchdown from WR Tyler Lockett. QB Geno Smith finished with a passer rating of 116.70.
When and where to watch
The 49ers versus Seahawks game will start at 4.30 pm Eastern Time at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, San Francisco. The game will be streamed live on FOX on television and CBS Sports App.
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The Seahawks have four players marked as questionable on the injury report ahead of the game in Santa Clara – guard Phil Haynes, running back Dee Jay Dallas, cornerback Xavier Crawford, and defensive end Shelby Harris.
The 49ers have just two players listed on the final injury report, with both having been ruled out. Ambry Thomas’ absence leaves the 49ers short on depth at CB. Jimmy Garoppolo is also absent as he continues to deal with his foot injury.