Further proof that a 16-game NFL season induces evolution faster than any force on Earth can be seen in the Seattle Seahawks. This is a team that started the season 0-2 with less-than-inspiring efforts in San Francisco and then Pittsburgh.
They improved to a hit-and-miss performance through October that included a 34-12 home loss to Cincinnati followed by a 23-13 loss in Dallas. Since then, they have gone 5-1 and appear to be something much different than what 49er fans saw in Week 1 in San Francisco. The 7-7 ‘Hawks find with some hope of playing in the playoffs. It’s a remarkable run.
For the San Francisco 49ers, who are coming off an impressive 20-3 Monday night win over Pittsburgh, it is going to be a very tough test this Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Here are five reasons to be concerned about Saturday’s game in Seattle.