49ERS VS SEAHAWKS PREVIEW
September 11, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-0) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-0)
49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK passed for career-high 412 yards last week & had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 129.4 rating. Is 8-3 as starter (incl. playoffs) & has 103.9 rating. Since becoming starter, is only player in NFL (incl. playoffs) with 100+ rating & 500+ rush yards (524)…RB FRANK GORE has 2 best rushing performances in franchise history, both vs. Sea. (212 on 11/19/06 & 207 on 9/20/09)…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 13 catches for 208 yards & TD last week. Has 2 10+ catch, 200+ yard rec. games on Kickoff Weekend; there are only 3 total in NFL history. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ rec. yards in debut for 3 different teams…Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 38 TDs. Had 2 TDs last week…LB ALDON SMITH has 11 sacks in past 11 division games. LB PATRICK WILLIS had INT in last meeting. Had career-long 86-yard INT-TD vs. Sea. (9/14/08). LB NA VORRO BOWMAN has 35 tackles & 2 sacks in past 3 meetings…
SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON led club to 8-0 record at home last season, completing 106 for 164 (64.6 pct.) for 1,504 yards with 17 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 123.6 rating. Only rookie in NFL history with 8-0 home record. In last meeting, threw career-high 4 TDs & had 115.3 rating. Seahawks are 9-1 when Wilson has 100+ rating, incl. last week (115.7)...RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 4th in row vs. SF with 100+ rush yards. Has 100+ rush yards in past 5 division games. In past 13 at home, has 1,438 rush yards (110.6 per game) & 12 TDs. Has 98+ rush yards in 12 of those 13. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,574 rush yards…WR SIDNEY RICE has 4 rec. TDs in past 6 at home. WR DOUG BALDWIN has 4 rec. TDs in 4 meetings, incl. 2 in last game vs. SF…In last meeting, CB RICHARD SHERMAN had INT & returned blocked FG 90 yards for TD. In past 7 vs. division, has 7 INTs (1 TD) & had INT in 6 of those 7. Has 2 TDs (blocked FG, INT) in past 3 division games. In past 3 vs. division, LB BOBBY WAGNER has 27 tackles & 2 INTs.