San Francisco 49ers At Seattle Seahawks Prediction: San Francisco 17-14

By John Ware
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NFL Week 2’s Sunday night football game will be the Seattle Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers in which the 49ers will end up victorious.  This game is expected to be gritty, nasty and more notably, loud!  This will be the first division game for both teams this season as both plan on not only winning the division, but working towards a Super Bowl appearance and a victory.  These two teams are relatively evenly matched: Both have former Pac 12 head coaches, young athletic quarterbacks, All-Pro veteran running backs and great tough defenses.

The 49ers have a new weapon in veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin.  This new weapon caught 13 balls for 208 yards and one touchdown in his 49er debut last week.  Boldin will not repeat his Week 1 performance because the Seahawks have the best defensive secondary in the league with All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.  Expect for Boldin and Sherman to battle it out with their hands more than their feet.

Neither quarterback will repeat their 300 and 400 yard passing games from Week 1, but they should both crack the 200 mark despite plenty of difficulty.  This game will not come down to quarterbacks or defense, rather this game will come down to coaching.  San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh will have to find a way for his offense to manage the noise of the league’s loudest stadium.

Expect a lot three yards and a cloud of dust, very few big passing plays, maybe some scuffling on the field and very few points.  In the end, San Francisco will overcome the crowd and win 17-14 because Seattle will not be able to overcome their injuries and suspensions.

Will 17-14 be the final score? You can see for yourself by buying Seahawks tickets for Sunday night’s NFC West matchup.

John Ware is a San Francisco 49ers writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @OutermindMedia, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+

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