J-ALL-DAY Posted December 12, 2022 Share Posted December 12, 2022 Most picked the Niners to beat the Bucs, but I don't think anyone could have imagined it being by THAT wide of an margin. Great performance on both sides of the ball. Now on to Seattle........ It is pretty simple, win and not only do we clinch the divisional title, but we also clinch a top 3 seed. That will guarantee us one home game at the very least and take us out of the Cowboys/Eagles bracket until the NFCCG. We had a three game homestand and handled business properly to put us in this position. Offensively, it's going to be difficult for Purdy to communicate with the loud crowd noise so I think Shanny will lean heavily on the run game to take pressure off of him. It was the opposite against the Bucs as we started out pass heavy before turning to the run game. I suspect it will be the opposite on Thursday night and it makes a lot of sense. Obviously we will be without Deebo for likely the rest of the regular season and that will change our game plan but we still have more than enough to get it done. I do not want to give CMC over 20 touches a game so I hope Shanny gives Mason his fair share of touches and I hope Kittle starts to get more targets. He can end up turning some of those screen passes for big gainers. Aiyuk is going to get some opportunities down the field but I don't expect his target share to be all that great. Maybe the Deebo injury helps in that regard. The Seahawks have been getting gashed as of late on the ground and that will need to continue for us to win this game. Defensively, it won't be easy to shut this offense down. Sure we did it once, but they are explosive and Geno is continuing to put up good numbers. He had thrown four of his eight INTs in the last three games and we have been creating a bunch of turnovers so hopefully that continues. For the defense to create six turnovers in the last two games, ALL in the 2nd half is super impressive. You can get some stuff on this defense in the first half but in the 2nd half they lock in and become a turnover machine. I think we see C. Ward get his second INT of the season this game! Bosa was shutout in the sack department yesterday but I don't see that continuing this week. I see two sacks for him and overall the pass rush to get back to form. Something to watch is Drake Jackson getting more and more pressure as of late. He is due to having a breakout game. I think Ward will be on Metcalf's side for much of the game and that should be a fun match up, especially on the down field targets. Purdy is going to find it a bit tough at times and the Seahawks may force a turnover or two, but this team is rolling right now so I expect them to figure it out and get it done. SF 30 SEA 20 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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