Tonight, the San Francisco 49ers (2-4) will host the Seattle Seahawks (2-4) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Seahawks are coming off of a 27-23 home loss against the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers are coming off of a 25-20 home win against the Baltimore Ravens.


The 49ers play their second primetime game in three weeks and their second game in five days with this Thursday Night Football matchup. The 49ers lead the all-time series at home against the Seahawks, 8-7, including wins in five out of the past six games as the home team.

In their victory over the Ravens on Sunday, the offense used a balanced air attack as the 49ers had three players register at least 85 receiving yards in the same game for the first time since 1982. WR Anquan Boldin finished the game with six receptions for 102 yards and WR Torrey Smith had three catches for 96 yards and one touchdown, including a 72-yard scoring haul.

Can't-Miss Play: Revenge for Torrey

FB Bruce Miller registering three receptions for a career-high 89 yards. In addition, WR Quinton Patton hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass from QB Colin Kaepernick for his first career touchdown reception.

49ers Colin Kaepernick finds Quinton Patton for a 21-yard TD

This will be the first time since 2009 that these two teams have met while possessing losing records. Both are tied for last place in the NFC West and another loss for either could be devastating for their 2015 hopes. The Seahawks are coming off of a Super Bowl appearance while the 49ers, after a bizarre offseason, are not meeting internal expectations.

While both teams have been downplaying the rivalry this week, playing such an important game on a short week adds to each team's season-long troubles.

Carlos Hyde Is a Go

It was reported on Thursday that despite being listed as questionable with a nagging foot injury, RB Carlos Hyde will play against the Seahawks. Hyde has rushed for 430 yards with three touchdowns this season.



No Simpson Available

The 49ers decided not to activate WR Jerome Simpson for their game against the Seahawks. Simpson, who was suspended for six games, has not practiced with the team since preseason. Given the short week, it was unlikely that he would be activated for this game. He is likely to be activated, but the 49ers must first make room for him on the roster.

A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

Pro Football Focus has some interesting statistics for this matchup. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson currently ranks fourth with a 77.8% accuracy rate while under duress. Kaepernick ranks second-to-last in the same category at 48.9%. 49ers quarterbacks targeting Seahawks CB Richard Sherman have a horrible 18.6 passer rating, which includes four interceptions. However, Kaepernick is coming off his best statistical game of the season where he had 340 passing yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a career high yards-per-completion average.

The 49ers defense has allowed opposing quarterbacks 2.86 seconds to throw this year, which ranks third-most in the NFL. Wilson's 119.0 QB rating when his time in the pocket exceeds 2.6 seconds is the third-highest among QBs – behind only New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.


Right Tackle Vulnerabilities

The 49ers' Erik Pears is one of the worst right tackles in the NFL with a Pro Football Focus grade of -11.2. Seahawks DE Cliff Avril, who he will likely go up against, has a +19.9 grade. On the other side, Seahawks RT Garry Gilliam has a -15.8 grade. If there was ever an opportunity for the 49ers defense to generate a pass rush, it is there.


49ers Inactives: WR DeAndrew White, RB Jarryd Hayne, G Brandon Thomas, OL Ian Silberman, NT Mike Purcell, TE Blake Bell, LB Corey Lemonier

Kickoff: Thursday, October 22 at 5:25 PM PT

Television: The game will be televised nationally on NFL Network

Bay Area Radio: KGO 810 & The Bone 107.7 (Other radio affiliates)

Spanish Radio: KTRB 860

Australian Radio: Triple M

All-Time Matchup: Seahawks lead series 18-15

Last Meeting: 12/14/14, Seahawks win 17-7, at Seattle

Current Streak: Lost 3

Betting: The Seahawks are 6.5 point favorites

NFL Fan Picks: 59% pick the Seahawks to win according to Yahoo! Sports

49ers Fan Picks: Within our Pick 'em Contest, 56% believe the 49ers will win

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Injury Report

TeamPosPlayerInjuryStatus
49ers WR Anquan Boldin Hamstring Questionable
49ers RB Carlos Hyde Foot Questionable
49ers G Erik Pears Back Questionable
49ers G Alex Boone Shoulder Probable
49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Shoulder Probable
49ers LB Ahmad Brooks Shoulder Probable
49ers RB Reggie Bush Calf Probable
49ers TE Vernon Davis Knee Probable
49ers WR Bruce Ellington Calf Probable
49ers TE Vance McDonald Chest Probable
49ers S Eric Reid Chest Probable
49ers T Joe Staley Knee Probable
49ers G Brandon Thomas Ankle Probable
Seahawks CB Marcus Burley Hand Out
Seahawks DT Jordan Hill Quadriceps Out
Seahawks LB Nick Moody Ankle Out
Seahawks DE Demarcus Dobbs Shoulder Questionable
Seahawks DE Cliff Avril Ankle Probable
Seahawks T Justin Britt Hip Probable
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor Shoulder Probable
Seahawks DE Frank Clark Hamstring Probable
Seahawks T Garry Gilliam Ankle Probable
Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Hip Probable
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch Hamstring Probable
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Ankle Probable
Seahawks CB Tye Smith Hip Probable
Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner Pectoral Probable

Game Averages (Rank)

Seahawks 49ers
22.3 (17th)
Offense Pts
16.7 (32nd)
352.3 (15th)
Offense Yds
321.2 (30th)
214.5 (27th)
Offense Pass
202.8 (29th)
137.8 (2nd)
Offense Rush
118.3 (12th)
20.8 (11th)
Defense Pts Allowed
26.7 (25th)
319.5 (4th)
Defense Yds Allowed
409.0 (31st)
219.8 (5th)
Defense Pass Allowed
306.2 (32nd)
99.7 (13th)
Defense Rush Allowed
102.8 (15th)

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