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December 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Seahawks Sunday links and notes: Seattle keeping it simple, and another gameday is here

Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki gains 63 yards to the 49ers one yard line on a pass from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the second quarter as the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27, 2014 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Seahawks were held out of the end zone for the next three plays and settled for a field goal, making the score 10-0. (John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki gains 63 yards to the 49ers one yard line on a pass from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the second quarter as the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27, 2014 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Seahawks were held out of the end zone for the next three plays and settled for a field goal, making the score 10-0. (John Lok / The Seattle Times)

We’ve talked a lot about the betting line all week in the run-up to Sunday’s Seattle-San Francisco game.

But it’s worth mentioning again as Seattle remains a consensus 10-point favorite.

Not only is that line far higher than anyone cold have imagined — the highest point spread against the 49ers since Jim Harbaugh took over as coach in 2011 — it’s also the third-highest point spread of the week. The only one that is definitively higher is the Baltimore-Jacksonville game, with the Ravens as much as a 14-point favorite. The Chiefs are also as much as an 11-point favorite at home against the Raiders (an interesting spread given that the Raiders beat Kansas City in the first meeting).

There was a time this season when the Seahawks were not a good bet, standing at 4-6 after 10 games against the spread. But as they have on the field, Seattle has been dominant against the spread the last three weeks, winning and covering with ease.

Covering, in the football definition, will be a key Sunday as the Seahawks will hope to make this yet another chapter in Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing horror show in Seattle.

Kaepernick has thrown seven of his 21 regular-season interceptions against the Seahawks, four in two games in Seattle, including three last season in a 29-3 loss. (And then another two in the NFC title game, one that played a pretty key role in the game, if I recall right).

Something memorable, we suspect, is likely to happen again Sunday.

Here are some links to count down to the 1:25 p.m. kickoff:

  • For our preview story for the Sunday paper, I wrote the Seattle defense, and specifically some of the philosophies of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
  • For the NFL column, I wrote about Jake Locker and his three-game season-ending audition with the Tennessee Titans.
  • The 49ers on Saturday placed Glenn Dorsey and NaVorro Bowman on Injured Reserve.
  • More on the 49ers’ roster moves from ESPN.
  • Jermaine Kearse is the subject of our Meet a Seahawk feature.
  • Seahawks.com with five matchups to watch.
  • And Seahawks.com with why Sunday could be special for Russell Wilson.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers are returning to Seattle without swagger.
  • The Chronicle also says the 49ers hope to avoid another season-ender in Seattle.
  • And the Chronicle on the toll that injuries have taken on the 49ers’ offensive line.
  • The San Jose Mercury News on the two sides of Kaepernick.
  • And the Mercury News on how the 49ers can pull off the upset.
  • The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports the rivalry is looking one-sided.
  • The Sacramento Bee previews the game.
  • ESPN’s John Clayton says the rivalry would lessen without Jim Harbaugh.
  • ESPN on what makes Wilson elite.

Finally, a brief roster note — the Seahawks released CB Kennard Cox from the practice squad on Saturday and re-signed linebacker Allen Bradford to the practice squad. Bradford had been released off the 53-man roster earlier in the week to make room for defensive lineman David King.

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