Statistically speaking, Seattle has edge

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks are a 2 1/2-point underdog Sunday at San Francisco, the first time this season Seattle hasn't been favored.

However, statistically speaking, the 11-1 Seahawks are better than the 8-4 49ers in most categories, as the table shows:

A few other tidbits entering Sunday's game:

  • Over the last four games, the Seahawks have the best third-down conversion percentage in the NFL at 53.8 percent.

  • Seattle also has the best points differential in the league at 154 points. The 49ers are fourth at 100 points.

  • The Seahawks believe in spreading the wealth on offense. Seattle has four players with four TD receptions each -- receivers Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse and tight end Zach Miller.

  • The 49ers have two receivers that account for all 15 of their TD receptions -- 10 for tight end Vernon Davis and five for receiver Anquan Boldin, but receiver Michael Crabtree missed the first 11 games of the season.