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Seahawks home game vs. 49ers won’t have fans in attendance

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The last time the Seattle Seahawks played a home game with fans, the San Francisco 49ers won the NFC West and clinched the #1 seed by literally one yard. In a non-pandemic year the rematch would be about as wild as we’ve seen for any Seahawks home game for quite some time. Alas, this is a pandemic, and while more than half of the NFL has brought back fans at a limited capacity, the Seahawks aren’t joining that crowd (pun fully intended) just yet.

From the team’s press release:

After careful consideration with public health officials, the Seahawks will continue without fans in attendance for their Week 8 home game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on November 1.

The Seahawks have been working closely with public health officials and Governor Inslee’s office regarding the safest possible gameday experience, and will continue following their lead on future decisions about gameday. The team will communicate future decisions as quickly as possible.

Future home games after Week 8 vs. 49ers:

Week 11 - November 19 vs. Cardinals (Thursday Night Football)

Week 13 - December 6 vs. Giants

Week 14 - December 13 vs. Jets

Week 16 - December 27 vs. Rams

In theory, the 49ers and Rams could hold fans at their respective stadiums. The state of California did approve a plan that would allow fans to be in attendance at 20-25% capacity for sporting events, but Santa Clara county is not on board so the local measures will mean San Francisco remains behind closed doors like the Seahawks.

Seattle’s Sunday Night Football game at Arizona will be in front of about 1,200 spectators.

Even without fans, Seattle is 3-0 at home, so maybe the lack of the 12s has completely psyched out the opposition.