San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Previewing the NFC Championship Game

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Previewing the NFC Championship Game
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If you're looking for offensive fireworks, the 2014 NFC Championship isn't the game for you.

The AFC title tilt has those, with Peyton Manning and the historically prolific Denver offense welcoming in Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

What the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks has is defense (as in two of the NFL's top five defenses).

It also has division rivals meeting for the third time this year, with each team winning once during the regular season.

Then there's the matter of two teams (and coaches) for whom familiarity truly has bred contempt. Simply put, the Seahawks and 49ers don't like one another even a little bit.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever before in this heated rivalry. Win, and it's on to New York. Lose, and it's an offseason of hearing how your most hated enemies bounced you from the postseason.

Here's the tale of the tape on this heavyweight title fight.

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