Seahawks 14

(6-4, 2-3 away)

49ers 20

(5-5, 4-2 home)

Coverage: FOX

4:05 PM ET, November 19, 2006

Monster Park, San Francisco, CA 

1 2 3 4 T
SEA 0 0 7 714
SF 3 17 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: S. Wallace (SEA) - 252 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: F. Gore (SF) - 24 CAR, 212 YDS

Receiving: D. Branch (SEA) - 7 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Seattle (6-3) at San Francisco (4-5)

Seattle (6-3) at San Francisco (4-5) Sunday 4:05 pm EST

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- The Seattle Seahawks could have a far different look when they visit the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

It is possible that the Seahawks could regain the services of reigning MVP Shaun Alexander and Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for this contest.

Alexander, who rushed for 1,880 yards and set a single-season record with 28 touchdowns in 2005, has missed the last six games with a cracked bone in his left foot. Seattle is 3-3 without him in the lineup.

Doctors have cleared Alexander to return to practice this week, although it is uncertain if he'll play.

Hasselbeck has missed the last three games with a sprained right MCL. He also is expected to return to practice this week.

Coach Mike Holmgren has made no guarantee if Alexander or Hasselbeck will play.

"When they are ready, they are going to play," Holmgren said. "It has nothing to do with where we are in the division, or whatever."

Considering the injuries, Holmgren has to be ecstatic where the Seahawks stand. Seattle has a two-game lead in the division over both San Francisco and St. Louis.

Last week, Nate Burleson returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Josh Brown kicked a 38-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining to give the Seahawks a 24-22 win over the Rams.

Maurice Morris also had another big game in place of Alexander, rushing for 124 yards on 21 carries. It was his second straight 100-yard game.

The game marks a return to San Francisco for Seahawks linebacker Julian Peterson, who spent his first six season with the Niners.

After the Niners used the franchise tag on Peterson for two straight seasons, they opted not to designate him again. The Seahawks then signed Peterson to a seven-year contract worth $54 million, including an $11.5 million signing bonus.

Peterson has fit in nicely at outside linebacker and leads the Seahawks with eight sacks.

The Niners enter this contest seeking their first three-game winning streak since 2002, when they went 10-6 and won the division.

Frank Gore rushed for 148 of his 159 yards and a touchdown in the first half in last week's 19-13 win at Detroit. However, he left the game with a mild concussion, leaving his status for this contest in doubt.

The Seahawks have won the last six meetings between the teams.

In the contest here last November 20, Alexander rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-25 victory.

Hasselbeck completed 21-of-25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns as the Seahawks completed the sweep with a 41-3 victory on December 11. Alexander rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in that contest.


Passing Leaders

R. Wilson67.939340
C. Kaepernick64.944933

Rushing Leaders

M. Lynch261465.62
P. Harvin68614.31
F. Gore291294.41
C. Kaepernick14755.40

Receiving Leaders

J. Kearse56913.80
Z. Miller46416.00
A. Boldin1013313.30
M. Crabtree910711.91

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

Total YardsSEA
Yards PassingSEA
Yards RushingSEA
Yards AllowedSEA
Pass Yds AllowedSEA
Rush Yds AllowedSEA

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Seattle leads 6-4
Dec 11, 2005SEA 41, SF 3
Nov 20, 2005SEA 27, @SF 25
Nov 7, 2004SEA 42, @SF 27
Sep 26, 2004SEA 34, SF 0
Dec 27, 2003SEA 24, @SF 17
Oct 12, 2003SEA 20, SF 19
Dec 1, 2002SEA 24, @SF 31
Oct 14, 2002SEA 21, SF 28