Why are the Seahawks better than the 49ers right now? Where is the biggest gap between the two teams?
Is it the secondaries, the coaches, or the quarterbacks?
The Seahawks have the edge on the 49ers in all three areas, and the biggest edge might be at quarterback. Just compare their 2014 postseason stats:
Colin Kaepernick: 42-of-85 (54.9%), 576 passing yards (7.0 yards per attempt), 3 TDs, 3 INTs, 74.0 passer rating, 26 rushes, 243 rushing yards (9.3 yards per carry) 1 rushing TD, 1 lost fumble.
Russell Wilson: 43-of-68 (63.2%), 524 passing yards (7.7 ypa), 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 101.6 passer rating, 11 rushes, 42 rushing yards (3.8 ypc), 0 rushing TDs, 1 lost fumble.
Keep in mind, Kaepernick played with better receivers than Wilson and Kaepernick is a year older.
Kaepernick was an explosive runner but an inefficient passer. Wilson didn’t rush for many yards, but was an explosive and efficient passer — both inside and outside of the pocket.
And he didn’t throw any interceptions.