December 12, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Time to pass along a few things this morning.
- Here’s a roundup of predictions on Sunday’s game.
- Jayson Jenks takes a look at the Seahawks’ shoes.
- Interesting story here on one-time Seahawks talent evaluate Scot McCloughan.
- Looks like Paul Chryst is getting the Wisconsin job, meaning Darrell Bevell won’t be.
And now, here is the weekly lineup of links and notes previewing the game from Pro Football Focus:
32 Observations returns looking at the best player who have never made it to a Pro Bowl (Bennett mentioned).
PFF broke down all four college championship games. Specifically for us west coasters, here is the Pac-12 Championship game between Arizona and Oregon with the normal NFL-like grading and analysis.
In the past four weeks, Seattle receivers have a 1.5% drop rate, second-best in the league.
Also in the past four weeks, Marshawn Lynch has THE best Elusive Rating at 104.2. His 36 missed tackles forced when rushing is 11 more than the next running back (L. Bell PIT).
Lemuel Jeanpierre has been serviceable replacing Max Unger. While his run blocking grade hasn’t been great, his 97.9 Pass Blocking Efficiency is 11th of 34 qualifying centers in the past two weeks. He has only surrendered two QB pressures.
Not a signature stat, but Kaepernick has a cumulative –16.0 passing grade agains the Seahawks (five games).
SF linebacker Chris Borland leads all 4-3 inside linebackers in Run Stop Rate at 23.5%. Bobby Wagner is not far behind at 18.9%.
Like two weeks ago, the battered SF offensive line will have to deal with the Avril/Bennett duo. Both are top 8 in Pass Rush Productivity and top 9 on total overall pressures.