NFL Week 7: Seahawks vs. 49ers


Oct 2012

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Seattle Seahawks (+7) @ San Francisco 49ers (-7) Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 8:20 p.m. ET

One of the biggest surprises in Week 6 was the come-from-behind victory in which the Seattle Seahawks were able to get the best of the New England Patriots, 24-23. The first six weeks of the season has not been kind to the Patriots by any stretch of the imagination with impressive wins followed by extremely disappointing losses. Despite that being the case, the win for the Seahawks was no fluke as Russell Wilson and company continue to prove they’re a force to be reckoned with in the NFC Conference this season. Not only have the Seahawks pulled off some impressive victories in order to head into Week 7 supporting a 4-2 record, but this team is turning a lot of heads around the league as well as convincing some NFL analysts that Wilson might be able to lead them to a division title. Of course, in order for Seattle to clinch the NFC West title at season’s end, the Seahawks will need to get past their division rivals and favorite to win the division in the San Francisco 49ers. After the first few weeks of the 2012 NFL season, San Francisco appeared to be the best all-around team in the league without much debate. The 49ers were impressive on both sides of the football and seemed to have Alex Smith playing well once again. Unfortunately, much like the Patriots, Jim Harbaugh’s squad has been streaky at times with unbelievably dominant performances followed immediately by a disappointing loss. There’s no question that when the 49ers are firing on all cylinders that no other team in the league seems to compare, but there’s no telling which team will show up week in and week out. Coming into Week 7, San Francisco will be looking to prove that they’re still amongst the league’s elite class with a bounce back win after a meltdown against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants last week in the Bay Area. After the embarrassment of being dominated by the Giants at home, San Francisco will attempt to make an example of the up-and-coming Seahawks on Sunday. At this point in time, San Francisco has been given the edge to come out on top in this NFC West division showdown with a -7 point spread in their favor. This spread seems a bit low in my opinion as the 49ers will be playing at home and looking to put up a big number on the scoreboard against their division rivals.

Prediction: 49ers -7

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