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The NFC West might be the strongest division in football and the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are its two strongest teams.
Neither team amasses amazing passing numbers, yet they are both piling up victories week in and week out. And when these offenses click, both the Seahawks and the Niners can feel invincible. On Monday night, they will face off for supremacy in the NFC West in what should be a great matchup. This game will likely come to down to which elite element of this team performs better. Is it going to be Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson who makes the difference once again or is this San Francisco defense simply too good to be bested, even by one of the league’s most talented signal-callers?
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream 49ers vs. Seahawks, including what to watch for on the field.
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San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
- When: Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:15pm ET
- Where: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
- Streaming: Monday Night Football airs exclusively on ESPN. You can stream ESPN on a number of streaming platforms.
49ers vs. Seahawks live stream: How to watch MNF online
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
2) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Both Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) include NFL Network and a number of sports channels—like three ESPN channels and NBCSN—and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages. Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)
For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks stream: What to watch for
This game is incredibly important for both teams. If the Niners win here, you like them to hold onto the NFC West and pocket a playoff bye. If Seattle can take the W, that sets the stage for a very meaningful rematch toward the end of the season on Dec. 29.
The Seahawks don’t win pretty, but they do win. Seattle went into overtime against the subpar Buccaneers last week and only beat the awful Falcons by one score the week before. Yet, the team is still ranked third in Offensive DVOA and led by Wilson’s precise throwing. As the season goes on, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett continue to develop into impressive receiving options for Wilson, and Chris Carson is productive every week on the ground. This offense is really starting to hum.
Seattle’s defense is weak, hence the close games, and the pass rush has been a particular disappointment. The secondary isn’t very good either: Matt Schaub and Jameis Winston have looked like all-stars in consecutive weeks. Thus far the defense has been coached well enough for Wilson to save the day, but you would like to see this team win more comfortably.
It’s a different story in San Francisco where an amazing defense has been carrying a lackluster, if effective, offense. That being said, the recently acquired receiver Emmanuel Sanders may be the piece this team has been looking for. For the last two weeks, Jimmy Garoppolo has finally been putting up numbers worthy of his hyped-up reputation and the running game has really taken off. If this is the new Niners offense, it’s hard to imagine them losing many games the rest of the way.
Despite a soft performance last week, San Francisco’s defense has been historically good. Nick Bosa has been phenomenal in his rookie campaign while players like Dee Ford and Arik Armstead bolster what is a great defensive unit from top to bottom. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh will have a head coaching job next year if he wants one.
Despite something of an off week against the Cardinals, the Niners defense should be back in top form this week. Even against a QB as top-shelf as Wilson, this D should be able to do some damage. While Jimmy G is still developing and can be rattled, Seattle’s defense might not be good enough to shake him off of his game here.
We lean toward a Niners victory because of the huge gap between these two defenses. But, many people who have underestimated Wilson have been wrong before. Don’t be surprised if he works his magic once again.
- How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
- How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV satellite
- How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.