- The San Francisco 49ers will be going up against the MVP candidate quarterback Russell Wilson for Monday Night Football.
- Undefeated San Francisco is favored to win this battle, but they have definite competition in Wilson.
- The Seattle Seahawks have had only two losses this season, making them number two in the NFC West under the 49ers.
SAN FRANCISCO – Will the San Francisco 49ers be able to continue their reign of the NFL against QB Russell Wilson for Monday Night Football? The 49ers are the only undefeated team left in the league with a record of 8-0 going into tonight’s game. The Seattle Seahawks are not that far behind with a 7-2 season and MVP candidate quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm. San Francisco will have the home-field advantage, giving them a bit of an edge.
Quarterback Russell Wilson vs The San Francisco 49ers
In Week 10, Wilson is number one in the power rankings for MVP. For the 2019 season, he has played in all nine games throwing for 2,505 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has only thrown for one interception so far. (+285) is projected to win the MVP award for the NFL due to his stellar performance on the field. With his current stats, he could very easily hand the 49ers their first loss of the season.
The 49ers (-260) have been having an impeccable season and even their players know that this will not be an easy game. They also realize the key to taking down the Seahawks (+215): Takedown Wilson.
"Tackle him and that's a hard task," said defensive end for the 49ers, Dee Ford. "But, honestly, you've still got to play defense, got to play sound defense, what we've been doing. We've got to all be on one page, still be aggressive, but understand that he can be Houdini at times and really get out outside the pocket and make some things happen."
Wilson is very much like a magician on the field this year, making all the right passes and eluding the defense of the opposing team. He has earned that number one spot for the MVP award because he truly is having the best season of his career.
While the 49ers game plan is to stop Wilson, San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has a different strategy to keep his team undefeated: find any and all weaknesses inside the Seattle defensive line. If San Francisco can hold Wilson at bay and Garoppolo can get beyond their defense, the 49ers could be seeing their record advance to 9-0.
Bettors can wager on Seahawks-49ers odds at US sportsbooks such as BetOnline or Bovada. The game is set to start at 8:15 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ESPN Network.