Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers- 11/27/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks (7-4) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -1 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
The Seahawks look to make a push to keep pace in the NFC West as they head into San Francisco to take on the 49ers at Levi's Stadium.
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The Seattle Seahawks got back in the win column last week with a huge victory over their division rivals from Arizona sending the Cards to just their second loss of the season but now focus shifts to San Francisco as both teams sit at 7-4. The Seahawks haven't quite looked the part of defending Super Bowl champions this season and have fallen out of favour a little bit as a contender in the NFC but I think that suits the Hawks just fine as they embark on their most pivotal game of the season on Thanksgiving night against their hated arch enemies. Seattle continues to draw the ire of their front office off the field as Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin's hilarious press conference surely rubbed some people the wrong way but you can bet they'll be focused on the task at hand here and they'll need another strong effort if they're going to take down the Niners. Sherman has well documented beef with Michael Crabtree but it has been Anquan Boldin who has stolen the headlines for the Niners and if the Hawks line up man to man they may put the pro bowl corner on Boldin not Crabtree though I'm sure they will see plenty of everyone.
The Niners meanwhile look as though they have turned a corner and are back in the conversation as a playoff threat as they outlasted the Washington Redskins last weekend at home by a 17-13 final. San Fran knows they need to win this game if they're going to have any shot at taking down the Cards for the division lead but more importantly it would be tough to make the playoffs at all if they drop this one as a loss would put them behind the Seahawks and while it is more than plausible to see three teams from the same division make the postseason I think the NFC East has something to say about that as does the NFC North. The Eagles, Cowboys, Lions, and Packers are all in tight races with one of them likely joining the other or one of these two teams as the wild card bids and while the Niners will surely be geared up regardless of the circumstances considering it is the Seahawks and Thanksgiving I think it'll add more incentive. Unfortunately for San Fran, I think the Seahawks are just the better team and while I like San Fran's passing game over the last couple of weeks I think Seattle will be able to shut them down and I see the Hawks getting the victory here.