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Battle in Seattle: Breaking Down This Week's 49ers vs. Seahawks Game
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The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers meet for the second time this season on Sunday.

This week the San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1) will travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks (9-5) and the "12th Man" at CenturyLink Field, with both division and playoff implications on the line.  Two teams that are coming in very hot off their last wins, let's take a look at the matchups heading into what is sure to be a hard-hitting affair come Sunday night.

 

Week 15 Recap:  49ers @ New England Patriots

The San Francisco 49ers traveled to Foxborough for what many considered a Super Bowl preview with the New England Patriots.  

Colin Kaepernick shined early, giving the 49ers an early 17-3 lead on the Patriots at the end of the second half, with the 49ers defense appearing ready to handle whatever Bill Belichick and the Patriots offense threw their way.  

But things were just getting started.

The fourth quarter belonged to future Hall of Famer, and three-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady.  Brady rallied his team from a 28-point deficit, and the Patriots tied the game 31-31 with just over six minutes to go in the fourth quarter.  

The 49ers answered with a quick drive of their own.  Following a LaMichael James 62-yard kick return, Kaepernick threw a quick strike to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, which resulted in a 38-yard touchdown, putting the 49ers back up, 38-31. 

Following a failed drive by the Patriots and a David Akers 28-yard field goal, the 49ers put the game out of reach for Brady and the Patriots, giving San Francisco the win, 41-34.

 

Week 15 Recap:  Seahawks @ Bills

Not much to be said about this game.  

Russell Wilson led his Seattle Seahawks to a 50-17 win over the Buffalo Bills, making it the second straight game in which the Seahawks scored over 50 points. (They defeated Arizona Cardinals 58-0 week 14.)

The Seahawks headed into halftime with a 31-17 lead, then went on to score 19 unanswered points in the second half, even executing a controversial fake punt run while up 47-17 in the fourth quarter.

Wilson finished the game going 14-for-23 passing for 205 yards and a touchdown, while also accumulating 93 yards rushing and three more touchdowns on the ground. 

Also worth noting, running back Marshawn Lynch had himself a nice homecoming, returning to Buffalo for the first time since being traded in 2010.  Lynch finished the day with 10 carries for 113 yards and a rushing touchdown.  

Let's take a look at the position breakdowns of each team and find out who has the advantage heading into this NFC West clash.

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