The San Francisco 49ers dominated the NFC West a year ago, going 5-1 against the division.
They will look to send a message to the Seattle Seahawks (4-2) and the rest of the division on Thursday night at Candlestick Park.
San Francisco (4-2) is coming off its worst performance of the year, falling 26-3 against the New York Giants.
Were the 49ers exposed, or will they bounce back against a Seattle team coming off a dramatic, come-from-behind victory?
The following slides will highlight some key matchups, concluded by a prediction of the winner of battle for first place in the NFC West.