Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/3/14
My Fantastic Five vs. 49’ers It won’t be easy. But it can be done. Sunday night in front of a national audience at “Seahawks Stadium” the 12th man can will their Hawks to victory vs. the NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers. 1.) Attack the Edges Defensively, the hawks match up well with San Fran, but with two top cover guys out for Seattle the key to shutting down the pass will be limiting the mobility of the 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.   has been successful by moving the launch point of the football when he sprints out of the pocket. Keeping him contained will allow defenders to stay between him and his intended targets.  That being said, look for the Hawks Defensive Ends, Red Bryant and Chris Clemons to take wide rushes to limit the roll-outs. 2.) Protect the Franchise The flip side to point number one is for Seattle to keep their QB, Russel Wilson, upright. Wilson is going to be looking to avoid NFL sack-master Aldon Smith.  Protecting Wilson will be, of course, Russell Okung but look for Coach Pete Carroll to use multi-back sets to aid in blocking Smith. Play action deception should be a major contributing in the Seahawks passing game. 3.) Man Up Another Offensive strategy to limiting Aldon Smith’s production is to run right at him.  You heard me.  Go right at the one of the league’s best defenders with the Read Option they have been running so well.  Smith is going to be a key factor on the field and the best way to lock him up is face him straight on. Let him make the bad decision. It’s better to face your demons head on than for them to sneak up and destroy you from behind. 4.) Mission Impossible This game will feature two of the more dynamic QB’s in the NFL today. Coaches for both clubs may install the “Spy” technique Coaches for both clubs may install the “Spy” technique to limit the production of both Wilson and Kaepernick.  Look for Seattle’s Superstar Rookie MLB Bobby Wagner to shadow the ‘Niner passer. When the Seahawks have the ball, I assume the person watching Russ will be Navarro Bowman.  San Francisco will most likely line up Patrick Willis over Marshawn Lynch. In both scenarios I feel the Hawks hold the advantage. 5.) Stretch Play For the last two weeks the Seahawks have been dominating defences with their base run and read option running game.  The Niners, no doubt, will have seen as much film on this as needed and will be geared up to shut it down.  Mostly by bringing 8 guys into the box. This Sunday night we will see the deep ball come back into fashion as way to spread out the defenders. I like the match-up between Sidney Rice and either of San Fran’s corners who are both older and shorter than Rice. If Seattle can live up to these keys, the holidays just may get a little merrier and brighter in the Pacific Northwest. A Seahawks victory can put them in a position to claim the division next week but only if they can keep the 49er’s from striking gold. Cheers, The Bartender CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE AT NWSB!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

FCC declares that 'Redskins' is not obscene

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

Things Johnny Manziel, Browns can do to avoid a bad repeat

No. 9: What if the Bengals hired Bill Walsh?

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Predicting the winners of the four NFL divisions up for grabs

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

Ranking NFL coaches on hot seat heading into Week 16

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Game of the week: Colts vs. Cowboys

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.