Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
When: 8:15 PM ET, Monday, November 11, 2019
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Preview for Digital Sports Desk by Gracenote
SANTA CLARA– The San Francisco 49ers find themselves as the NFL’s lone remaining undefeated team, but that lofty standing will be put to the test on Monday night against potential league Most Valuable Player candidate Russell Wilson and the visiting Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are also undefeated in one respect, as they have won all four games away from the Emerald City.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a personal-best four touchdowns and eclipsed 300 yards for the third time in his career as San Francisco improved to 8-0 for the time since 1990 with a 28-25 victory over Arizona on Oct. 31. The 28-year-old will get his first look at the Seahawks since completing both of his passes — including one for a touchdown — in mop-up duty in his first appearance with the 49ers on Nov. 26, 2017.
Seattle won that contest as part of a series-high nine-game winning streak before dropping a 26-23 overtime decision to San Francisco on the road on Dec. 16, 2018. Wilson, who had two touchdowns in that contest, threw for a career high-tying five scores in the Seahawks’ 40-34 overtime win ovoer Tampa Bay last week — although he’ll face San Francisco’s top-ranked pass defense on Monday.
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: 49ers -6 O/U: 47
ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS (7-2): Tyler Lockett erupted for a career-high 13 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns and fellow wideout DK Metcalf had personal bests in catches (six) and receiving yards (123) and a score versus the Buccaneers. Seattle added to its passing game with the addition of Josh Gordon off waivers from New England, although the wideout’s debut with the Seahawks could be delayed as he works his way past an ankle injury. “(We will) take it all the way to Monday and we’ll figure out what’s best, but it’s a really good first impression,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after Gordon’s first practice on Thursday. Chris Carson aims to follow up his 10th career game of eclipsing 100 yards on a ground versus the 49ers’ 14th-ranked rush defense.
ABOUT THE 49ERS (8-0): Tight end George Kittle’s availability for Monday’s game is in jeopardy after an MRI exam revealed damage to both his knee and ankle after he was hit awkwardly on the first play of the contest against Arizona. While Kittle did not practice on Friday, San Francisco is trending toward seeing the returns of fullback Kyle Juszczyk (knee), left tackle Joe Staley (fractured leg) and right tackle Mike McGlinchey (knee). Those additions likely are music to the ears of Tevin Coleman, who has found the end zone in back-to-back games and in four straight contests on Monday Night Football. Fellow running back Matt Breida has also excelled on Mondays, erupting for 322 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) in three such contests.
- San Francisco CB Richard Sherman registered three tackles in his lone meeting against Seattle, with which he played from 2011-17.
- Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner, who had a team-high 11 tackles last week, has four interceptions and three sacks in his past six games versus the 49ers.
- San Francisco signed Chase McLaughlin as a potential replacement for fellow K Robbie Gould, who is nursing a strained quadriceps.
PREDICTION: Seahawks 24, 49ers 21