The Seahawks expect to pound the 49ers into flat, little hamburger patties on Sunday and probably will. Face it.
Seattle put the 49ers through the meat grinder just two weeks ago, rushed for 168 yards and won by 27 points. Now, the Seahawks need just one more win to clinch a playoff berth.
They’re coming to clinch that berth, hurt the 49ers and break their will to play. I expect the 49ers will lose 20-13. The Seahawks simply are better.
But the better team doesn’t always win. The 49ers have a chance if they can follow these five instructions offered in a well-meaning spirit.