The San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Week 10, and the Niners need to overcome these five problems to secure a win in prime time.
For those who think the 8-0 San Francisco 49ers “haven’t played anybody yet” in 2019, the team’s Week 10 Monday Night Football showdown against the visiting Seattle Seahawks could potentially prove a lot.
At 7-2, the Seahawks are looking to be the only team realistically capable of challenging the Niners’ current hold on the NFC West. Like San Francisco, Seattle is entering a contest in which the opposition is arguably the toughest either team has faced this season. And given just how close both squads are in the standings just past the halfway point of the season, Monday’s game could end up being a key deciding factor in determining the edge in the playoff picture.
Unlike the Niners, however, the Seahawks are hinging their hopes almost entirely upon one player, quarterback Russell Wilson, who is playing at an MVP-caliber level this season. To date, Wilson is completing 68.3 percent of his passes and boasts a league-leading 22 touchdowns against just one interception.
And on the year, Wilson has posted a passer rating less than 100 just once — Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Needless to say, Wilson is one problem San Francisco will have to overcome during this Week 10 bout. Doing so won’t be easy, either, given just how well Wilson is playing. Yet containing Wilson is only one element of the game head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. have to worry about.
Here are five other problems the 49ers will have to overcome on Monday night.