Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch enter “Thursday Night Football” as the NFL’s No. 8 and No. 3 rushers, respectively.
Both will face challenging rush defenses.
Seattle has allowed 70.0 yards per game and two rushing touchdowns; San Francisco has allowed 92.7 yards per game and two rushing touchdowns.
When both teams meet in a nationally televised game, it’s likely that the 49ers’ first NFC West divisional game to be decided in the fourth quarter. Five of Seattle’s six games have been decided by six points or less. Both of San Francisco’s wins over Seattle in 2011 were decided in the fourth quarter, too.
Truth be told, close games have been a league-wide trend in 2012.
Through six weeks, 51 games have been decided by eight points or fewer, which is tied for the second-most such games through the first six weeks of a season in NFL history.
Gore, one of San Francisco’s offensive co-captains, feels confident in the 49ers ability to bounce back this week, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.
“Gore, who had runs of 13 and 10 yards in the first half (against New York), finished with 36 yards. He is confident the 49ers (4-2) will right themselves in time for Thursday’s visit by the Seattle Seahawks (4-2), noting: ‘We know we’re a good team.’”
In 12 career games against the Seahawks, Gore has 208 carries for 1,079 yards and four rushing touchdowns. He’s averaged 89.9 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee looks at Alex Smith’s come-from-behind efforts in 2012.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares a transcript from Smith’s Monday media availability.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com places the 49ers No. 4 on his recent power rankings.
ESPN.com’s writers rank the 49ers at the No. 5 spot on their power rankings.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle checked in with right guard Alex Boone.
49ers.com looked at how the team is turning its attention to Seattle and shared Smith’s comments reflecting on the New York Giants game.
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