The San Francisco 49ers had 11 days to rest, recharge and strategize for their prime-time NFC West divisional tilt against imposing rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. Niner Noise previews this Monday Night Football matchup.
The San Francisco 49ers stand alone, undefeated atop the NFL ranks. They look to start 9-0 for the season and for only the second time in their storied franchise history.
This is the 49ers’ second Monday Night Football game of the season, coming off back-to-back prime-time matchups, and this time the Niners welcome NFC West rivals, the 7-2 Seattle Seahawks.
This will be the fourth time the two teams square off on Monday Night Football and the first time since 2007, when Seattle handed the Niners their second of two shutouts to the tune of 0-24.
If the 49ers emerge triumphant after Monday, the series advances to 3 of 4 in favor of San Francisco.
49ers fans have reason to be optimistic about this matchup regardless of the outcome. The Niners boast a 71-39 prime-time record with a league-best 49 wins on Monday nights.
More importantly, after a Monday win, the 49ers will have advanced to a record of 27-15 on their subsequent game, and after losing on Monday night, their record is still 13-9 on their next game.
If we’ve learned anything from previous divisional games, it’s that anything is possible. While the 49ers are favored by 6.5 points over Seattle, courtesy of the Action Network, we need only look back to last week to see how the pallid Arizona Cardinals ran up more points in one game against San Francisco than had allowed all season.
Let’s see what history has to say going into the game on Monday night.