How to beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl LI

The San Francisco 49ers’ comeback from a 24-point deficit in the second half of Super Bowl XLIX will be remembered as a defining moment for the franchise.

With a second straight Super Bowl title and a berth in the NFC Championship Game on the line, the 49ers (9-2) are riding high.

But with their season hanging in the balance, the NFL has put a new spotlight on the team that has gone from strength to strength since its Super Bowl run in 2013.

The 49ers have a chance to make a big statement in the playoffs with a win over the Seattle (5-9) Seahawks on Sunday.

The Seattle defense has struggled on the road against the pass.

The Seahawks rank 29th in pass yards allowed per game and 28th in sacks allowed per contest.

The defense has allowed a league-low 3.5 sacks per game, ranking 23rd.

The Seattle defense allowed a season-high 49 points in a 28-3 win over Green Bay on Oct. 8.

They allowed more than 400 yards and six touchdowns in a 21-14 victory at Arizona on Sept. 3.

The Seahawks defense has played well in Seattle’s new home.

Seattle’s defense has surrendered just seven touchdowns and one interception, good for fifth-best in the NFL.

The 49ers allowed the fewest points in the league and are third in sacks per contest (6.2).

It was Seattle’s third straight Super, which was its first in San Francisco since 2005.

The Patriots have lost three straight games in the Super Bowl.

New England ranks last in the AFC in points allowed per opponent (20.5), yards per play (105.3) and third-to-last in points per game allowed (14.5).

The Patriots allowed a combined 562 yards and three touchdowns.

The Falcons and Seahawks are coming off their two-game losing streaks.

The Falcons lost to New Orleans in the season opener, while Seattle lost to Arizona on Sunday after losing to the 49er in the opener.

The Jaguars beat Arizona 35-13 on Sunday, but they’ll need to come out of the bye week to be eligible for the postseason.

Atlanta was the defending Super Bowl champions, while the Seahawks have been a Super Bowl contender the past two seasons.

The Super Bowl champion Falcons are coming into the season as one of the favorites to win the Super.

They’re coming off a victory over the Packers in the opening game of the season.

The Lions lost to Seattle in the regular season finale, but the Seahawks won a pair of games in their home opener against Minnesota.

The Packers and Seahawks had a rematch in Super Football, but Seattle won the last meeting in the divisional round.

Atlanta was 4-0 in those games, including a 13-0 drubbing in Atlanta in Superbowl XLIX.

The Packers were 0-3.