SANTA CLARA, Calif.: The loud piped in noise at observe, silent counts and different preparations that normally accompany a visit to Seattle arent essential this 12 months for the San Francisco 49ers.

With the Seahawks one of many groups that also isnt permitting followers within the stadium due to the coronavirus, the Niners will solely should cope with the 11 defenders on the sector for Seattle as an alternative of the vaunted 12th man when the groups play Sunday.

Its positively bizarre, All-Professional tight finish George Kittle mentioned. However the truth that we get to go there and have been going to have the ability to hear each cadence, not should go on the silent rely, its going to be refreshing. Im wanting ahead to it as a result of it does positively offers the offense a bonus.

Coping with the group noise has been a serious concern for opposing offenses ever for the reason that Seahawks moved into their stadium in 2002. Its at all times been often called maybe the loudest venue within the league and even set a world report for loudest noise at an out of doors stadium in a 2013 win over San Francisco.

The Seahawks have traded the highest spot with the Chiefs through the years since then however the noise in Seattle will get as loud as being on an plane provider deck when opposing offenses are on the sector.

That makes it almost inconceivable to alter performs on the line of scrimmage and infrequently has led to false begins, miscommunications and offensive linemen who're gradual off the ball as a result of they cant hear the snap rely.

Regardless of not having to cope with these challenges, Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mentioned one thing will probably be lacking Sunday when the groups play. Garoppolo received his solely begin ever in Seattle within the season finale final 12 months that gave the San Francisco the division title when the Niners stopped the Seahawks on the purpose line on the ultimate play.

Unwell miss the environment up there, Garoppolo mentioned. Its one of many coolest locations to play simply with the followers and all the pieces, however yeah, positively with the cadence, the process and all that stuff it'll positively make it simpler for us. So, wanting ahead to that.

The dearth of crowd noise wont be the one change this 12 months that ought to make issues simpler on the Niners offense after they play in Seattle.

The usually stingy Seahawks protection that harassed opposing offenses for many of the previous decade is a factor of the previous. Seattle has allowed 479.2 yards per sport, together with 368.7 on cross performs, the worst in NFL historical past by way of six video games.

Seattle has allowed a minimum of 23 factors in every sport, together with in a 37-34 extra time loss at Arizona final week. However they nonetheless have received 5 of six video games because of Russell Wilson and the leagues most prolific offense.

Theyre giving up a number of yards, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned. I do know their numbers are actual unhealthy, however the numbers dont inform the entire story. The best way their offense is taking part in, their offense is taking part in nearly as good as an offense Ive seen. Theyre placing up the factors, theyre placing up the yards.

Everytime you do have an offense taking part in like that, normally the opposing offense is attempting to play a number of catch up and stuff and theyre doing a number of aggressive issues. And theyve given up some explosives, which will get the yards going, however theyre nonetheless third within the league in turnovers, which suggests they trigger a number of issues.

NOTES: LB Kwon Alexander (ankle) and S Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) returned to observe on a restricted foundation. … WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), S Jaquiski Tartt (groin), RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) and WR Richie James Jr. (ankle) stay out for San Francisco.