The Seahawks aren’t nearly as dominant as they were during the first four years of the Pete Carroll-Russell Wilson Era. Injuries in the backfield have taken the sting out of Seattle’s offense, and the famed Legion of Boom defense lost arguably its most important player when safety Earl Thomas broke his leg in Week 13.
The Seahawks are 1-2 SU and ATS with Thomas out for the season.
In theory, the 49ers can tank Sunday’s game and earn the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But they’ll need the 1-14 Cleveland Browns to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in their early-afternoon tilt. San Fran and Seattle kick off at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
NFL Odds: Plenty on the Line in Seahawks-Niners FinaleThe Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1 SU, 8-7 ATS) will be chasing the No. 2 seed in the NFC when they visit the San Francisco 49ers (2-13 SU, 4-11 ATS) on Sunday, starting at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. Seattle is a 10-point chalk with a total of 43.
The Niners won’t make the playoffs this year, but they might have some extra incentive, too. If the 1-14 Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (–7 at home) in their early-afternoon matchup, San Francisco can claim the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by losing to Seattle.