Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
This game is a big one.
At the beginning of the season the Seahawks were the thinking man's pick to be the surprise team of the season. Needless to say, this incensed 49ers fans.
I read article after article seeing comment after comment from 49ers fans dismissing the Seahawks as a team not worthy of being mentioned in the same breath (some foul mouths on 49ers fans). Now the Seahawks are being talked about as a team that could take the division.
Seriously, you might want to keep the kids away... the San Francisco fans can get nasty.
With both sitting at 4-2, the winner is leading the division and in the driver's seat with the head-to-head win.
SF is coming off a horrible loss to the Giants. A home game they were supposed to win turned into a dismantling that also ended a couple of streaks. They hadn't allowed a 100-yard-rusher in 22 games and hadn't allowed a rushing touchdown at home in 12 games.
That's all over now.
Seattle is coming off an emotional come-from-behind win against New England. Rookie Russell Wilson did his best Tom Brady impression with two fourth quarter touchdown passes to spark the comeback win.
Two big questions and the answers will determine the outcome:
Will Seattle have a letdown after such a big win, or will they keep the momentum going against their hated division rival?
Will San Francisco carry the brutal loss hangover into next week, or will they get over it and step up against their hated division rival?
San Francisco 24 - Seattle 17