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Update: 49ers now 1-point favorites vs. Seahawks

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Update: 49ers now 1-point favorites vs. Seahawks

UPDATE (Nov. 22, 3 p.m.) -- Bovada.lv has updated their line, making the 49ers 1-point favorites over the Seahawks.

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SAN FRANCISCO (10-3-1) At SEATTLE (9-5)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 2.5

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 9-5; Seattle 10-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 14-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Seahawks No. 7

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Seahawks 13-6, Oct. 18

LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Patriots 41-34; Seahawks beat Bills 50-17

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game flexed into prime time by NFL. Will be sixth prime-time game this season for 49ers and second for Seahawks. ... 49ers clinch second straight NFC West title with win. They have not won consecutive division titles since 1994 and '95. ... Seahawks clinch at least wild-card berth with victory and keep alive hopes of division title. ... 49ers have won last four in series, including 13-6 in October in San Francisco. ... 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh 3-0 against Seattle coach Pete Carroll in NFL. ... QB Colin Kaepernick's four TD passes last week vs. New England was career-high and most for any San Francisco QB since 2003. ... Since becoming starter, Kaepernick 4-1 with seven TD passes, two interceptions and QB rating of 104.4. ... RB Frank Gore has not reached 100-yard mark since victory over Seattle when he had 131 yards. ... WR Michael Crabtree has 23 receptions for 301 yards past three games. ... TE Vernon Davis held without catch in first game vs. Seattle. Was first time since 2008 Davis went without reception. ... 49ers lead NFL in scoring defense giving up 15.57 points per game. Seahawks No. 2 at 15.64. ... DE Justin Smith has left elbow injury suffered against New England. Harbaugh believes he'll play. Smith has streak of 185 consecutive starts. ... LB Aldon Smith tied for NFL lead with 19 1/2 sacks, three shy of NFL record. Smith held without sack last week vs. New England for first time since Week 6. Smith's 29 sacks in first two seasons third most in NFL history behind Reggie White and Derrick Thomas. .... Seahawks coming off consecutive outbursts of 50 or more points (58-0 vs. Arizona and 50-17 at Buffalo), becoming first team since 1950 to reach half-century mark in consecutive games. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and franchise-record 92 yards in win over Buffalo. ... Win on Sunday would give Wilson seven home wins as rookie starter, matching Ben Roethlisberger for most home victories by rookie QB. ... RB Marshawn Lynch has 241 yards rushing on 21 carries past two games. ... Lynch second in NFL in yards rushing with 1,379. ... Seattle's offense ranked 30th in league after losing to 49ers in Week 7. Has risen to 16th this week.

49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

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49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

The 49ers on Wednesday were assigned outside linebacker Cassius Marsh off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The Patriots waived Marsh on Tuesday after acquiring him in September from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round draft picks.

Marsh (6 foot 4, 245 pounds) appeared in 46 games in his four NFL seasons. Three of his four career sacks came in 2016 while with the Seahawks. He was Seattle's fourth-round pick in 2014.

Marsh is the second defensive player the 49ers have claimed off waivers this week. The club acquired former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day on Monday. The 49ers released defensive linemen Tony McDaniel and Datone Jones within the past week.

The 49ers are at their roster maximum of 53 players. The club will have to clear a roster spot if Tank Carradine, as expected, is activated off injured reserve in order to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind

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Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."