The Thursday night game in the NFL, between the 49ers and the Seahawks, will be broadcast on RDS2 starting at 8 p.m.
49ers vs. Seahawks
SEATTLE — A few years ago, Kyle Shanahan celebrated his first section title as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the visiting club’s locker room in Seattle after a Sunday night game at the last day of the season, and the outcome of which was known towards the very end of the clash.
Shanahan and the 49ers will be able to replicate their 2019 feat and win another National Conference West title in Seattle on Thursday night against the Seahawks, but under far less nerve-wracking circumstances.
The 49ers (9-4) are the NFL’s hottest team after winning their last six games, the longest running streak in the league.
The 49ers have won each of their last four outings by at least 10 points, including a decisive 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. Since their last loss at Kansas City on Oct. 23, the 49ers have allowed no rival club to score more than 16 points.
With a win on Thursday, the 49ers will be crowned the earliest sectional champions since 2011.
“If we win the game, do our job, look at it like any other game, we’ll be fine,” 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy said.
“Kyle (Shanahan) made some points about our standings and things like that, but it’s not something we talk about all the time,” Purdy added.
Still, there are still uncertainties at the 49ers, starting with Purdy, who suffered an oblique muscle injury in the win over the Buccaneers.
Purdy played through the injury for much of the game and is a doubt for Thursday’s game, although it looks like he will be able to play.
In his first game, against the Miami Dolphins, Purdy threw for 210 yards and completed two touchdowns. Last Sunday, he threw two more touchdown passes and recorded 185 passing yards.
“He’s the same guy day in and day out and he’s the same guy on the court whether he makes a good play or makes a bad play,” Shanahan said.
A month ago, the Seahawks (7-6) seemed destined to finish first in their division. But a significant drop in their defensive unit’s level of play and some problems on offense have led the Seahawks to losses in three of their last four outings.
The Seahawks’ recent setbacks center around the ground game. Their ground attack has been ineffective recently, putting more pressure on quarterback Geno Smith and the aerial game.
Also, the Seahawks defense seems unable to stop the momentum of the opposing running backs. She notably conceded more than 200 rushing yards in losses against the Las Vegas Raiders and last week against the Carolina Panthers.
“It happens that (the 49ers) are in the first row of the section and play extremely well. If you hope to have a good year, you have to win games like this,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said.
“You have to win them. You have to find a way to get through the big challenges. »