It doesn’t come as a surprise 49ers fans have had ample reasons to worry whenever the team faced the Seahawks this decade. Sadly, going back to 2013, the 49ers have only won twice out of 13 matchups against Seattle.
In my household, this is known as, “The Lost Decade.”
San Francisco is 16-25 overall against the Seahawks. For whatever reason, this particular team has walked all over the Niners. Sure, Seattle’s fabled “Legion of Boom” has had a lot to do with it, but many of the 49ers’ troubles were self-inflicted wounds, top to bottom: poor management, a revolving door of coaches, never-ending massive roster rebuilds, poor decision-making on the field and a seriously can’t-script-this-unholy-plague-of-injuries stream of bad luck over the last two and a half years.
You’d think the Niners might enjoy some level of comfort when playing the Seahawks in California, but their 9-10 record proves otherwise. Don’t even get me started on the feeble 7-15 road record in Seattle. It seems Niners fans have found no reprieve from the Seahawks’ domination this decade.
Thankfully, everything has a season. And this season, this is a completely new, reinvigorated 49ers team, top to bottom.