The stakes for this season’s finale between fierce NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco are far more one-sided that a year ago. Instead of a prime-time showdown for a division title the Seahawks are fighting for the possibility of a first-round bye while the 49ers are playing out the string of a disappointing season.  The “home” game for the 49ers will be played in Glendale, Arizona, due to COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County.

The Seahawks can earn the top seed in the NFC playoffs and a first-round bye with a win over the Niners and losses by Green Bay and New Orleans. San Francisco is playing out the string of a disappointing year after making it to the Super Bowl last season.