The 1-0 Seattle Seahawks travel south to face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. While this may be a homecoming for Seahawks Coach Pete Carrolland others - here are a few things to know about Seattle's opponent in Santa Clara.
Under center for the San Francisco 49ers is second-year North Dakota State alum Trey Lance. Seattle will hope Lance's inexperience (3 starts) will be costly for San Francisco - even with a backing for Lance from General Manager John Lynch.
Game recognizes game, and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner is the real deal. In 2021, Warner led the 49ers in tackles with 137, and is just one-of-four linebackers to register 115 or more tackles in the past four seasons.
In the Nick of Time
San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa is the younger brother of Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa - the youngest in a long line of NFL talent in the family. While Nick may be the younger Bosa edge rusher in the league, he's made more than a name for himself. Bosa came in at No.25 on the 2022 NFL Network's Top100 rankings. Nick comes in five spots ahead of his brother at No.30.
The Seahawks will have their hands full with the third-year edge rusher who already has a sack in 2022.
Deebo of The Bay
San Francisco 49ers do-it-all wideout Deebo Samuel got his nickname from the acclaimed 1995 film 'Friday' and he plays like it on the field. Samuel did a bit of everything in 2021, accounting for over 1700 yards from the line of scrimmage.
The Seahawks must contain Samuel by all means, as San Francisco will look to get him into space at any cost.
The Pot Calling The Kittle Black
San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle is battling a groin injury and will be a game-time decision Sunday. Since 2017, Kittle is second to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (6,265) for yards by a tight end with 4,489. Kittle averaged over 13.4 yards per catch in that span.
Pete Carroll has served as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks for 13 seasons. Take a look at photos from throughout his time in Seattle.