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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL Nazair Jones Color Rush Jersey , powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Seahawks fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.time since 2013, but unlike when both teams were Super Bowl contenders in 2013, Seattle is likely headed to the playoffs in 2018, whereas the 49ers have long been eliminated. This was one of the worst losses of the Russell Wilson era, but hardly a season-ender.Anyway, FanPulse results are in 12th Fan Color Rush Jersey , and I guess losing to a bad team will drop the confidence polling a bit. Seahawks fans tumbled from 89% down to 72%, although I suppose a lot of respondents are interpreting this question in different ways.With the 49ers on a two-game winning streak and having finally beaten the Seahawks again, we’ve reached the point where 49ers fan confidence is actually higher than Seattle, jumping from 62% to 76%. What the hell is going on out there?Obviously 49ers fans assume that they’re just a few players — some of whom are on the roster and injured like Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon — from being legitimate playoff contenders and actually better than the Seahawks. They’re suddenly happy with their outlook for 2019.Moving onto this week’s opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, they’re also coming off a loss, and their confidence polling has dipped from 95% to 85%, the lowest it has been all seaon for one of the NFL’s best teams.However Tyler Lockett Color Rush Jersey , the average margin of scoreline for this Sunday Night Football showdown sees both fanbases agreeing that the Chiefs will win. Seahawks fans’ responses averaged out to a -1 spread, while the Chiefs went for +5. The Seattle Seahawks entered Week 17 as a near lock for the NFC’s fifth seed. They exited Sunday as a 10-6 team, with the fifth seed in hand. However, they didn’t manage their personnel against the Cardinals like a team locked into a playoff spot; for the most part, starters played throughout the game.Check out the full snap counts below: Rashaad Penny returns from injuryIn my pregame column on Friday, I suggested Penny could get a heavy workload in his return from a knee injury. Arizona was allowing the most RB touches per game, at over 34, and there was no need for Carson to be pushed ahead of wildcard weekend. Instead Frank Clark Color Rush Jersey , Carson paced the Seahawks as usual, leading the backfield in snaps, carries and yards. Penny, playing his first game since Week 14, saw just 6% of the offense’s snaps, carrying it four times for six yards.Akeem King steps upSeattle received an early scare in an almost meaningless game, when Shaquill Griffin exited with an ankle injury. Thankfully, it was later reported his continued absence was more of a precautionary move than anything else. In Griffin’s place entered King Dion Jordan Color Rush Jersey , who has seen his snaps increase considerably in recent weeks. He played opposite Tre Flowers for the remainder of the game and continued the fine form he finds himself in. K.J. Wright is healthyFor the second week in a row, Wright played over 70% of the defense’s snaps and again looked to be close to full health. Getting Wright back at all in the regular season was a welcome surprise. To have him back and playing at the level we’ve become accustomed to is an unexpected and welcome surprise. The Seahawks will be facing one of the NFL’s best linebacker duos in the wildcard round, but on the opposite side, they’ll have their established duo back again. After wrapping up a 10-6 regular season, Seattle will now prepare for their return to the playoffs on a shorter week, before taking on the Cowboys on Saturday night.
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