What media are saying ahead of Seahawks vs. 49ers

What media are saying ahead of Seahawks vs. 49ers

What media are saying ahead of Seahawks vs. 49ers


by KING 5 News


Posted on December 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 7:16 PM

NFL.com: NFC Playoff Picture: Seahawks in the power seat

"Christmas Eve, 2011.

That's the last time the Seahawks were beaten on their own turf in the regular season, falling 19-17 to the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle is 14-0 at home since, with CenturyLink Field becoming the place nobody wants to go -- but the NFC has no choice."

SportsNetwork.com: 11-1 Seahawks seek NFC West title in San Francisco

"A victory over San Francisco, the defending NFC champions and winners of the past two NFC West titles, would also give Seattle a first-round bye. The Seahawks should have plenty of momentum after Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes and the defense held Saints quarterback Drew Brees to just 147 yards on Monday night."

ESPN: Little drama down the stretch?

"Because they are home, the 49ers enter as slight favorites, but the matchup between Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is intriguing. Wilson is at the top of his game. His growth since the last time he was in San Francisco is off the charts."

CBS Seattle: NFC West Rivals Ready for Rematch

"Roll up your sleeves, get ready for a bare knuckles, no-holds barred street fight Sunday afternoon at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.  The Seahawks and 49ers are both eager for their second clash of the season."

Bleacher Report:
- Seahawks vs. 49ers: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan
"Seattle's three recent blowout wins have propelled them into having the top rank in four different statistical categories. These include stats on both sides of the football. This should highlight just how well the Seahawks have been playing over the last month."

- San Francisco 49ers' Blueprint for Upending Division-Leading Seattle Seahawks

"It is San Francisco’s last realistic chance to keep alive any dreams of Candlestick Park going out with a final home playoff game, not to mention a huge game to win for potential wild-card seedings.  This is, by far, the biggest game of the 49ers season to date."

Washington Post: 49ers prepare to stay composed in emotional game

"Enough of the 49ers caught glimpses of Seattle’s 34-7 Monday night rout of New Orleans to know a tall task awaits them this weekend. At 5-1 on the road, the Seahawks have already matched the franchise record also done in 1984 and 2005 and now will look to better that mark."

NBC Bay Area: 49ers, "Embarassed" by Seahawks in Week 2, Hope for Turnabout

"In order to come up with a victory over the NFC West leaders, however, the 49ers have two big tasks. First, stop the Wilson-led offense. Second, score points on one of the NFL’s best defenses."

SF Gate: 49ers have Seahawks where they want 'em

"For good reason, the 49ers (8-4) are happy to host Seattle (11-1) at Candlestick Park instead of playing at deafening CenturyLink Field, where they had more turnovers (five) than points (three) in their last visit in Week 2."
San Jose Mercury News: 49ers-Seahawks is more than a game

"The Seahawks are sitting in the chair that used to belong to the 49ers. They took it by force Sept. 15 when they slaughtered the 49ers in the Pacific Northwest. That was a long time ago, but bullies don't forget being hit back."