With a 1-1 record during the regular season, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh would make for quite the enjoyable playoff matchup.
After Seattle's dominating performance over San Francisco 42-13, many have jumped off the band wagon, when in fact the method to defeat Seattle still remains. The 49ers biggest advantage would be in the friendly confines of Candlestick Park.
When Seattle traveled to San Francisco in October, Russell Wilson only gained 200 yards of total offense. Frank Gore dominated the game with 131 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving—the type of success that is normal for Gore against Seattle.
Seattle won two weeks ago because Russell Wilson made huge plays on third down with his arm and his legs. If Seattle does not convert 90 percent of their third downs, the game would have been much closer.
In a future matchup, San Francisco would need to involve their tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker more. To counter Seattle's great pass coverage, LaMichael James and Randy Moss must make a huge impact in the offense.
In a very intriguing matchup, the hard-hitting defenses would battle it out in a 60-minute grind, which favors the playoff tested San Francisco 49ers.