Prediction No. 3: Jimmy Garoppolo will pass for 300-plus yards
Despite the recent uptick in interceptions, Russell Wilson is still awfully dangerous, and the best way to prevent him from doing damage is to keep him off the field.
That means quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the SF 49ers offense will need to be on point.
Fortunately, the Seahawks offense hasn’t exactly resurrected its days from the “Legion of Boom” era, and Seattle currently ranks last in the league in yards allowed per game and has given up an aggregate total of 2,875 yards.
That’s just over 100 yards fewer than what the league’s worst defense, the Atlanta Falcons, has allowed and with the Seahawks having played one less game.
No team is allowing more pass yards on a per-game basis than the Seahawks, too, a total of 2,212 to date. So despite Garoppolo being without his top wide receiver, Deebo Samuel (hamstring), there’s little reason to assume he’ll have difficulty moving the ball through the air.
Even if the offense consists of short-area passes, as it did a week ago in the SF 49ers’ win over the New England Patriots.
Seattle has surrendered 856 yards after the catch this season anyway — an average of 142.7 per game.